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Monday, 13 August 2012

Full Coverage on Assam Part - 2

Encroachment led to ethnic riots

Assam Tribune - ‎Aug 5, 2012‎
GUWAHATI, Aug 5 – Expressing concern over the recent violence in the Bodoland Territorial Autonomous District (BTAD), Asom Suraksha Oikya Mancha blamed the BodolandTerritorial Council (BTC), the State Government and the Centre for failing to address ... The Mancha further called for amending the provisions incorporated in the Assam Land and Revenue Regulation Act, 1886, with regard to the provisions made for settlement of land in the tribal belts/tribal areas for ensuring full safety and security to the tribal ...

Assam Violence: Toll 73, Gogoi Recommends CBI Probe

Outlook - ‎Aug 7, 2012‎
The violence between Bodos and minorities has claimed 47 lives in worst-hit Kokrajhar district, 17 in Chirang, 4 in Dhubri besides 5 killed in police firing last month, officials said. "Assamis like a volcano anything can happen any time... There are so many ...

Assam erupts again, 4 more bodies found

Hindustan Times - ‎Aug 5, 2012‎
Indefinite curfew was imposed in Chirang district after tension mounted when a mob was seen heading to. attack a village. With the recovery of the bodies on Sunday, the death toll in theBodo-Muslim ethnic violence that began on July 20 rose to 60.

3 killed in fresh Kokrajhar violence, toll 64

Hindustan Times - ‎Aug 6, 2012‎
The death toll from ethnic violence in Assam rose to 40 on Wednesday, as military reinforcements were called in to quell more than four days of clashes. (PTI Photo). more photos ». At least three more persons were killed while two others injured as fresh ... last night, Bishnoi said. One person has been arrested in this connection from Chirang. The army continued their flag march on Tuesday morning in the three districts of Kokrajhar, Chirang and Dhubri, hit by clashes between Bodo tribals and the minority community.

Death toll in violence in India's lower Assam reaches 61: Report

Islamic Republic News Agency - ‎Aug 5, 2012‎
In July 2012, the Indian state of Assam saw outbreaks of violence between indigenous Bodos and Bengali-speaking Muslims. 61 people have died and lakhs of people have been displaced from almost 400 villages. Three bodies bearing bullet wounds were ...

Blast, fresh violence in Assam, 4 bodies found

Kolkata Newsline - ‎Aug 5, 2012‎
In the evening, a powerful explosion went off near Goreswar in Baska, another district that is part of the Bodoland Territorial Autonomous Council, leaving three persons hurt. The blast occurred at around 4.30 pm. While two bodies were found in Chirang, the ...

Assam: 5 killed in fresh violence in Kokrajhar, death toll rises to 61

TruthDive - ‎Aug 5, 2012‎
Additional reinforcements of police and para-military forces have been deployed in the affected areas, since the outbreak of Bodo-Muslim clashes in July, said the police. Night curfew is still in existence in Kokrajhar and Chirang, which are part of Bodoland ...

Assam: Fresh violence in Kokrajhar, 3 shot dead - ‎Aug 6, 2012‎
Three bodies with bullet injuries were recovered from Chirang while one from Kokrajhar. Lower Assam has been tense over the past two weeks following clashes betweenBodos and Muslims. Almost 70 people have died so far. Incidents of sporadic violence ...

Government goes ahead with rehab plan amid tight security

Times of India - ‎Aug 6, 2012‎
GUWAHATI/KOKRAJHAR: The state government is going ahead with its rehabilitation plan even as the Bodoland Territorial Areas District (BTAD) was rocked by a fresh bout of violence on Sunday. ... Fresh incidents of violence in Assam, toll rises to 21 ...

Kokrajhar erupts again, Centre orders CBI probe

Hindustan Times - ‎Aug 7, 2012‎
Amid mounting concerns that “external” forces were stoking the fire that has already claimed 73 lives and rendered nearly four lakh homeless in the last three weeks, the Centre ordered a CBI probe into the continuing ethnic violence in Assam. Meanwhile, the BJP -- which has been ... Kokrajhar and Chirang districts fall under the Bodoland Territorial Council set up under a decade-old peace deal with Bodo insurgents. The present violence was triggered on May ...

BTC for checking inmates' credentials first

Assam Tribune - ‎Aug 5, 2012‎
GUWAHATI, Aug 5 – Though the Assam Government is planning to complete the process of rehabilitation of the people displaced in the recent ethnic clashes by August 15, it will be a tough task as the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) has demanded that ...

3 killed in fresh violence in Assam, curfew imposed

Rediff - ‎Aug 6, 2012‎
"Security arrangements are in place to ensure that no more untoward incidents occur," Assam Police IGP (Bodoland Territorial Area Districts) S N Singh said. The army continued flag marches this morning in the three districts of Kokrajhar, Chirang and Dhubri, ...

Death toll in India's Assam reaches 73 amid fresh violence

The Voice of Russia - ‎Aug 7, 2012‎
Only one-third of the displaced, who include families from both Bodo and Muslim communities, had returned home, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi was quoted as saying by Times Now television channel. Gogoi said 15 people including seven children had ...

Assam violence: death toll climbs to 65

Hindustan Times - ‎Aug 7, 2012‎
... major violence last night, Bishnoi said. A person has been arrested in this connection. "Security arrangements are in place to ensure that no more untoward incidents occur," AssamPolice IGP (Bodoland Territorial Area Districts) S N Singh said on Tuesday.

Assam violence: Death toll rises to 77

Zee News - ‎Aug 8, 2012‎
Fresh clashes between Bodos and minority immigrants had erupted on August 5 in the lower Assam districts after a relative calm of 10 days. A CBI team is scheduled to arrive here tomorrow following Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi's recommendation for a probe ...

ABSU urges Govt to take up identity crisis issue

Assam Tribune - ‎Aug 7, 2012‎
This was the view expressed by the All Bodo Students' Union (ABSU). Talking to The Assam Tribune, the president of the ABSU, Promode Boro said that the Government is in a hurry to rehabilitate the displaced people, but before doing so, confidence ...

Gogoi seeks CBI probe to find Assam violence culprits

Rediff - ‎Aug 7, 2012‎
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi [ Images ] said, "We have decided to hand over all the cases related to violence, including those in Bodoland Territorial Council and parts of Dhubri district outside the BTC, to the CBI. I have already signed the official ...

Fresh violence in lower Assam, 5 killed

Newstrack India - ‎Aug 5, 2012‎
Kokrajhar/ Chirang (Assam), Aug 5 (ANI): Five people were killed in fresh round of violence that rocked parts of lower Assam here on Sunday, ending the ten-day calm in the region and pushing the overall toll to 61. Three bodies bearing bullet wounds were ...

Fresh round of violence in Assam, locals block NH-31

Newstrack India - ‎Aug 7, 2012‎
"Security arrangements are in place to ensure that no more untoward incidents occur," Assam Police IGP (Bodoland Territorial Area Districts) S.N. Singh said on Tuesday. The army continued flag marches on Tuesday morning in the three districts of Kokrajhar, ...

Fresh incidents in Chirang, 4 killed

Assam Tribune - ‎Aug 5, 2012‎
The mob attacked a bus (Bodoland Travels) bearing registration number AS-16/C 2057 and injured its driver Apraj Narzary and eight passengers. The bus was going towards Udalguri from Kokrajhar. Security forces reached the spot ... Welcome to the serenity of Assam. with world ready LUXURIOUS FLATS. backed by SKRE's flagship brand. Backed up by the distinctive SKRE essence. HIGHEST TOUGHEST construction quality. TM. HUMAN LIVING ENGINEERING. TM. FUTURISTIC BUILDING SERIES. TM ...

Fresh Kokrajhar violence hits relief efforts - ‎Aug 7, 2012‎
The 2 week long violence in Lower Assam has left over 70 dead, rendering more than 4 lakh homeless. It all started on the July 6 when two leaders of the All Bodo Minority Students Union were killed. And ever since then, the spark has turned into a raging fire.

Assam violence: Death toll climbs to 73

Hindu Business Line - ‎Aug 7, 2012‎
Fresh incidents of violence were reported in lower Assam districts even as the Government on Tuesday recommended a CBI probe into the ethnic clashes, which have left 73 dead so far. In the worst-affected Kokrajhar district, three persons were killed and ...

4 killed in fresh Assam violence

indiablooms - ‎Aug 5, 2012‎
Assam witnessed ethnic clashes between the tribal Bodos and the Muslims in recent days. More than four lakh people were staying in 278 relief camps set up by the government in the state. The PM had announced relief packages for the victims.

Home Ministry pledges action against perpetrators of Assam violence

Newstrack India - ‎Aug 6, 2012‎
Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has constituted a group of ministers, headed by Revenue Minister Prithibi Majhi, to oversee the violence-affected areas. The violence in Assamsparked on July 20 when unidentified men killed four youth. In retaliation, armed Bodos ...

Rehabilitation only for the displaced: Tarun Gogoi

Times of India - ‎Aug 7, 2012‎
GUWAHATI: Putting an end to fears expressed by the Bodoland Territorial Area Districts (BTAD) leadership that more people are coming to its areas from relief camps, Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi on Tuesday said rehabilitation was only meant for the ...

Assam Govt Recommends CBI Probe into Violence

Outlook - ‎Aug 7, 2012‎
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today said that his government has recommended a CBI probe into the clashes in BTAD and Dubri districts where "internal and external forces were at work". "I have recommended a CBI probe into the incidents and now it is ...

3 more killed in communal violence in northeast India

Global Times - ‎Aug 6, 2012‎
At least three more people were killed while two others injured as fresh violence erupted in the northeast Indian state of Assam, where Muslim immigrants and local ethnic Bodo people have been clashing in the state's Kokrajhar district, reported Press Trust of ...

Assam violence: CM wants CBI probe

The Asian Age - ‎Aug 7, 2012‎
Fresh incidences of violence were reported in lower Assam districts even as the government on Tuesday recommended a CBI probe into the ethnic clashes, which have left 73 dead. In the worst-affected Kokrajhar district, three persons were killed and two ...

Gogoi sees external hand, seeks CBI probe

The Hindu - ‎Aug 7, 2012‎
The Assam government has requested the Centre to direct the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to take over all 309 cases registered in connection with the ongoing violence in Kokrajhar, Dhubri, Chirang and Bongaigaon districts. Armed miscreants gunned down three persons and injured two in a midnight attack in the Ranijuli ... in 245 relief camps and 1,16,581 inmates of 95 camps had returned to their homes. Keywords: Assam violence, Bodo-Muslim clashes, Kokrajhar riots, ethnic clashes, CBI probe demand ...

Death Toll in Communal Violence Rises to 77 in India - ‎Aug 8, 2012‎
The death toll from communal violence in the northeast Indian state of Assam has risen to 77 after four more bodies were recovered Wednesday, reported Press Trust of India. Two bodies, that of a male and a female from the Muslim community of lower Assam, were recovered from ... The rival Bodo and Muslim communities had planned attacks but intelligence inputs helped in preventing the violence. They had planned arson in several interior villages but were thwarted by security forces, according to the report.

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