Silapathar, Sept. 1: The 36-hour Dhemaji district general strike called by the non-Mising people forum, which began on today, was marred by violence.
Protesters broke the windshields of two police vehicles and injured six CRPF personnel. Police apprehended eight protesters.
The strike was called against the inclusion of the non-Mising areas in Mising land. Later, CRPF personnel chased the protesters. The incident took place between Likabali and Silapathar at Khanamukh.
The protesters also gheraoed the police station, demanding release of the detained persons.