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mulgated in the workers' bustees. But defying 144, about one thousand women and children took out a procession. The police fired several rounds of tear-gas shells and made a lathi- charge. Many women were injured and were arrested. On August 31, a Rajnandgaon Bundh call was given. The bundh was partially successful in city area but was totally successful in the mazdoor bustees. Sankar Guha Neogi was arrested along with 350 workers. Section 144 was promulgated on August 31 and continued till September 30, RKMS organised a procession and public meeting at the mill gate on September 11. The tail of the procession was attacked by an INTUC-goonda combine. It is alleged that the police helped the attackers. A worker was seriously injured and later on died in hospital.

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