A string of group clash that leaves twelve people dead, as many as one hundred people injured has forced the authority to clamp curfew in the city on Saturday. The condition of thirty is reported to be critical.
The violence began as soon as the Advasi people in large numbers were holding a rally demanding Scheduled Tribe status for the community.
The Adivasi protesters damaged as many as 150 vehicles while these were plying in the Beltola areas. Moreover, some of them vandalized some shops and markets in the area.
The angry people in general retaliated by attack and the clash left 5 people to death.
The city police sprung into action and dispersed the Adivasi people from the protest rally site. But another group further proceeded to the Khanapara areas and then to Ganeshguri areas to stop the city buses.
The public in general got angry with these Adivasi students leaders and retaliated with attack. As many as ten Adivasi students have fallen injured. The injured people have been rushed to the hospital.
The entire Beltola area has come under curfew from 12 noon. The over all situation has yet to be quelled.
Photo: UB Photos, Guwahati