ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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RELIGION-The Bohras Bound by Terror

opposite side of the road. There was also firing with country-made pistols, having a range of 10 feet or so. Around 8.30 pm the first shop (a sweetmeat shop) was attacked. The police who were watching did nothing to prevent the attack but instead marched down the Anupshahar road. They were then stoned and brick- batted and the police retaliated by latin-eluding the students. Meanwhile around 9 pm, the University siren was sounded by someone. (The siren is usually sounded to summon the students for general meetings.) Students from the hostels started pouring out in large numbers and joined the mob on the road. From then onwards large scale arson of the shops began. About two dozen shops in the Shamsad market along a half-a-mile stretch on the road were set on fire. Most of the shops belonged to Hindus.

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