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Simmering tension in Sualkuchi

Several persons have been injured when security forces sprang upon a group of people in Sualkuchi who took to the streets against the sale of Banaras-made silk cloths. The situation suddenly started simmering when local people in large number attacked the security forces defying Section 144 CrPC for trying to quell the protesters. As the policemen tried to contain the situation the protestors pelted stones at them forcing the security forces to retaliate.
Earlier, they forced the State Bank of India branch to down the shutters alleging that the bank officials have been providing the sellers with loan money who have been importing the Benaras made clothes.

Protesters have already burnt down silk clothes worth Rs 50 crore during the last 12 hours.     

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