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January 11, 1982, Forty Years Ago: Assam protests

About 200 persons were arrested from all over the region. Of these, about 70 were preventive arrests and the remaining for attempting to travel ticketless.

By: Editorial |
January 11, 2022 4:35:51 am
The All Assam Students Union and the All Assam Gana Sangram Parishad had given a call for a 36-hour ticketless travel in government buses, trains and ferries, non-payment of entertainment tax in cinema halls and boycott of financial transactions in post offices.

The first day of the 36-hour civil disobedience passed off more or less peacefully with reports of only minor acts of sabotage and sporadic attempts at ticketless travel from different parts of the Brahmaputra valley. About 200 persons were arrested from all over the region. Of these, about 70 were preventive arrests and the remaining for attempting to travel ticketless. The All Assam Students Union and the All Assam Gana Sangram Parishad had given a call for a 36-hour ticketless travel in government buses, trains and ferries, non-payment of entertainment tax in cinema halls and boycott of financial transactions in post offices.

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