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Slogans and protest in Namrup tea garden

NAMRUP: More than 3,000 tea garden workers and their family members raided the management of the Dilli Tea Estate in Namrup reiterating a slew of demands on Wednesday.

They thronged the office premises of the tea garden at 11 in the morning and started shouting slogans before the management to raise their demands which they said old.
These include welfare measures of the tea garden workers and hike in daily wage.
Apprehending uneasy situation the authority deployed police and CRPF jawans. But the protest passed off peacefully.
The tea garden management assured the agitated workers of steps to consider their demands at a convenient time. The workers also threatened to resume protest if the management fails further.

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