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Escalating tension in Silapothar

An escalating tension prevails in Silapothar area of Dhemaji district after a group of protesters attacked a local AASU office on Monday forcing the authority to beef up security apprehending a massive group clash.

Security forces are patrolling on the streets to prevent any gathering. The clash took place in the afternoon when hundreds of NIBBUS activists took out a procession in support of the move to welcome the Hindu refugees from Bangladesh and Nepal.

A section of the protestors started melting stones at a local AASU office when the student leaders were not available.

As the office was attacked many students and AASU activists countered them with a clash and the situation was brought  under control after police resorted to lathi charge  and lobbing tear gas shells.

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