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Mumbai: Taxi drivers call off strike

Last updated on: February 07, 2008 14:40 IST

The Mumbai Taximen's Union has called off its strike, following an assurance from Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister R R Patil that adequate security will be provided to the taxi drivers.

According to the police, there were no incidents of North Indians being attacked on Thursday.

The Union had decided to go on strike to protest the attack on its office by suspected members of the Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena.

Approximately 25 youths, suspected to be MNS members, attacked the office of the Mumbai Taximen's Union in Central Mumbai on Thursday morning.

MNS workers have been targeting taxi drivers since the past few days, but the police are yet to confirm the perpetrators of today's attack. Union president A I Qadros had earlier said that would be indefinite unless taxi drivers are provided adequate security.

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