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Indefinite curfew in Sualkuchi

Army has been deployed and indefinite curfew clamped on Saturday in the silk town Sualkuchi in Kamrup (Rural) district following protests against use of artificial silk during which 10 persons were injured in police firing.
The district administration called in the army after imposing the prohibitory orders under section 144 Cr P C from 2 pm to contain a second day of protests by weavers who called a 12-hour bandh.

Personnel of the Army's Punjab Regiment were patrolling the town along with police and paramilitary forces.

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