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Strike in Assam over separate state

Members of a tribe in north-east India have begun a 100-hour strike to demand the creation of a separate state in Assam.

The Dimasa tribe want to turn Dima Hasao into their homeland, following on from protests by the neighbouring Karbi tribes people who also demand a separate state.

The calls follow the creation of the new state of Telengana after protests in Andhra Pradesh.

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