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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:47 PM
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Police kill 12 protesting Indian students (Gauhati)
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

GAUHATI, India -- Police opened fire on stone-throwing students in two towns Friday in northeastern India, killing 12 of them protesting a government decision to shift a state education board to an area dominated by a different tribe, authorities said.

More than 100 others, including 54 police, were injured in the two protests, both of which turned violent when the students began throwing stones and attacking officers sent to keep watch over them, said the home minister of Meghalaya state, Mukul Sangma.

"Hundreds of students marching in two district towns in protest against a government decision turned violent and attacked policemen and magistrates on duty with stones and other missiles, forcing the police to open fire," he told The Associated Press.

Following the protests in Tura and William Nagar, authorities imposed curfews in the towns, both of which are dominated by people from the Garo tribe, Sangma said. <snip>

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