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Haflong auto bandh enters 2nd day

Commuters in the town had hard time as Auto Bandh enters second day in Haflong on Thursday. Auto Drivers have been protesting against what they say "police atrocities and unnecessary fines levied on them on various pretext", since yesterday morning. To press their demand, leaders of Auto Drivers Association discussed with the council authority this afternoon. According to the report, they have been directed to meet Deputy Commissioner of Dima Hasao, Shri Barun Bhuyan, tomorrow to settle the matter.

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