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Monday, 13 August 2012

Full Coverage on Assam Part - 1

Tension in Assam's Bodo areas as four bodies found, curfew imposed - ‎Aug 5, 2012‎
By IANS,. Guwahati : Tension again gripped the violence-affected Kokrajhar and Chirang districts in Assam on Sunday after the recovery of four bodies - two in each district where clashes between Bodos and Muslim settlers last month left 56 dead and ...

Assam violence: Death toll climbs to 73, locals block NH 31

The Hindu - ‎Aug 7, 2012‎
With four more people being killed, the death toll in the ethnic violence in Assam has climbed to 73. 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 ...

Fresh violence in India's Assam state

BBC News - ‎Aug 7, 2012‎
Senior Assam police official LR Bishnoi told the Press Trust of India news agency that three people were killed in Ranibui village in Kokrajhar late on Monday after some "Bodo miscreants fired indiscriminately". To protest against the killings, about 500 people ...

Fresh violence in Assam claims more lives

India Today - ‎Aug 6, 2012‎
"The Bodo miscreants indiscriminately fired in Ranibuli village under Kokrajhar police station late on Monday night killing three persons and seriously injuring two others,"Assam IGP (Law and Order) L R Bishnoi said. The two injured were rushed to Guwahati ...

Assam violence: Four more bodies found, toll rises to 77

Economic Times - ‎Aug 8, 2012‎
GUWAHATI: Four more bodies were recovered today in lower Assam, which witnessed fresh incidents of violence, taking the toll to 77, police said. "Two bodies, that of a male and a female from the minority community, were recovered from Kokrajhar district, ...

3 killed in fresh Assam violence, curfew imposed in Kokrajhar

Times of India - ‎Aug 6, 2012‎
GUWAHATI: At least three more persons were killed while two others injured as fresh violence erupted in strife-torn Kokrajhar district, taking the death toll in the to 64. "The Bodomiscreants indiscriminately fired in Ranibuli village under Kokrajhar police station ...

After 10 days of normalcy, violence erupts again in Assam

Economic Times - ‎Aug 5, 2012‎
After 10 days of normalcy, tension gripped the Bodoland area of Assam, following eruption of violence again. The immediate provocation was the discovery of bodies of four people killed in last month's violence. To make matters worse, a powerful bomb ...

Govt vows to punish those behind Assam violence

Hindustan Times - ‎Aug 6, 2012‎
The Centre on Monday vowed to hunt down those responsible for the ethnic clashes between Bodos and minorities after fresh violence erupted in Assam. "The situation is under control as of now. There could be some external elements behind the violence.

Riots & the bogey of Bangladeshis

The Hindu - ‎Aug 7, 2012‎
To make matters worse, leaders of the Bodo community, large sections of mainstream Assamese society, and a section of the media and the political class took it upon themselves to allege and prove that the responsibility for this human tragedy lies squarely ...

Assam for CBI probe in communal violence - ‎Aug 7, 2012‎
The clashes started in Kokrajhar and Chirang districts of the Bodoland Territorial Area District (BTAD) and later spread to contiguous Dhubri district. "Some external forces have always been active in Assam to create some sort of disturbances in the state," said ...

Assam for CBI probe in communal violence - ‎Aug 7, 2012‎
Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said here that there were external and internal forces behind the violence between Bodo tribals and Muslim settlers. The clashes started in Kokrajhar and Chirang districts of the Bodoland Territorial Area District (BTAD) and later ...

Unabated Assam violence claims 3 more lives

India Today - ‎Aug 8, 2012‎
Fresh violence erupted in the Bodoland Territorial Autonomous District (BTAD) areas in Assam as three persons were gunned down on Monday night at Ranighuli, some three km from Kokrajhar town. Two others were injured in the firing by unidentified ...

3 Killed As Fresh Violence Rocks India's Assam State

International Business Times - ‎Aug 7, 2012‎
"The Bodo miscreants indiscriminately fired in Ranibuli village under Kokrajhar police station late last night killing three persons and seriously injuring two others," said theAssam IGP (Law and Order) LR Bishnoi, PTI reported. The incident happened at 11 ...

Violence erupts again in Assam, total death toll 73

Business Standard - ‎Aug 7, 2012‎
With violence resurfacing between indigenous Bodo tribe and suspected illegal Bangladeshi immigrants in Bodo heartland of Assam after a lull of few days, Lower Assam in on boil again and Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi has called for CBI probe into the ...

Assam: Gogoi recommends CBI probe

indiablooms - ‎Aug 7, 2012‎
Guwahati, Aug 7 (IBNS): Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Tuesday said the state government has recommended a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the ongoing ethnic clashes in Bodoland Territorial Area District (BTAD) and Dhubri ...

Violence resurfaces in lower Assam districts, toll 61

Deccan Herald - ‎Aug 5, 2012‎
Fresh violence between immigrant minorities and Bodos erupted after a 10-day lull in lower Assam's Chirang and Kokrajhar districts claiming five lives to push the death toll to 61 as indefinite curfew was reclapmed in Chirang today. Three bodies bearing ...

Assam violence: 3 killed fresh violence in Chirang, toll rises to 59

Daily News & Analysis - ‎Aug 5, 2012‎
Three persons were killed in fresh violence in lower Assam's Chirang district, one of the scenes of the recent Bodo-Muslim clashes, raising the toll to 59. The three — a man and his two sons — had left the camp for displaced persons at Kawatika village in Bijni ...

Assam erupts; AK-47s used to fuel violence

Oneindia - ‎Aug 7, 2012‎
The state government is still grappling to bring the situation under control and has ordered the seizing of arms in the Bodo belt of Assam. Assam CM Tarun Gogoi has been quoted as saying, "Assam is just like a volcano. You don't know where what happens.

Assam: No fresh incident of violence

Jagran Post - ‎Aug 6, 2012‎
Official sources said tension continued to prevail in the Bodoland Territorial Administered Districts (BTAD) and Dhubri, the scene of clashes between Bodos and minorities that has left 61 people dead. The army was continuing flag marches, while the police ...

Assam wants CBI to probe ethnic clashes; death toll 73: Latest developments

NDTV - ‎Aug 7, 2012‎
The situation in lower Assam has been tense since early July, when two Bengali-speaking Muslim settlers were killed. Two more were killed on July 19, but the police failed to identify the killers. On July 20, four former Bodo Liberation Tigers men were killed.

Fresh violence reported in Assam's Kokrajhar district, 4 more bodies found

India Today - ‎Aug 5, 2012‎
As the riot-hit Bodoland Territorial Autonomous District (BTAD) areas in Assam were limping back to normalcy, four more bodies have been found in Kokrajhar and Chirang districts. According to locals, two auto-rickshaw drivers from a Muslim village on the ...

More deaths, CM says Assam a volcano

Indian Express - ‎Aug 7, 2012‎
SP Kumar said they had received reports of miscreants from Ranighuli village setting houses afire in some Bodo villages in adjoining areas two weeks ago. “This looks like a retaliatory attack,” he said. “Assam is just like a volcano. You don't know what ...

Violence erupts in NE state of Assam

China Daily - ‎Aug 7, 2012‎
Violence had subsided only for a week in the three districts of Kokrajhar, Chirang and Dhubri, all in Bodoland Territorial Area District (BTAD) which is mainly governed by Bodo tribesmen. Clashes between Bodo tribesmen and Muslim settlers which started on ...

Govt failed to take timely action

Assam Tribune - ‎Aug 6, 2012‎
GUWAHATI, Aug 6 – Though the Bodoland Territorial Autonomous Districts (BTAD) area has a history of ethnic clashes including a number of serious clashes between people of Bodoand Muslim communities, the administration failed to apprehend the situation despite the fact that simmering tension was brewing for ... Talking to The Assam Tribune, highly placed security sources admitted that the administration failed to take lessons from the history of the clashes in the past, which resulted in the situation flaring up.

ABSU Hunger Strike

Assam Times - ‎Aug 8, 2012‎
The All Bodo Students Union (ABSU) observed an 8 hour hunger strike from 8 am to 4 pm on the 8th august at the Lakhidhar Bora Khetra in Guwahati ABSU condemns the unwanted group clashes presently taken place in the district of Dhubri , Kokrajhar and Chirang in Assam . ABSU appeals for peace to all ... Members from other students union like All AssamStudents Union, All Assam Gorkha Student Union and others had also joined the programe and spoke on the occasion. [166 times read]. Add to: Add to your ...

Assam communal violence: Fresh violence in Kokrajhar kills three

Newstrack India - ‎Aug 7, 2012‎
Tension escalated in the Bodoland Territorial Areas District (BTAD) that comprises Kokrajhar, Chirang, Baksa and Udalguri district. Violence between the Bodos and Bengali speaking Muslims killed 56 people in the BTAD area last month, resulting in about ...

Assam: 5 killed in fresh violence; toll rises to 61

Zee News - ‎Aug 5, 2012‎
Inspector General of Police (Bodoland Territorial Areas District) S N Singh said that two more bodies have been recovered from Kokrajhar, while one person was reported missing. Assam: 5 killed in fresh violence; toll rises to 61. Related Stories. Three injured ...

No fresh incident in Chirang and Kokrajhar in Assam

Oneindia - ‎Aug 6, 2012‎
Guwahati, Aug 6: No fresh incident of violence was reported today in Assam's Chirang and Kokrajhar districts where five bodies were found yesterday stoking fresh tension. Official sources said tension continued to prevail in the Bodoland Territorial ...

Assam: 5 killed in fresh violence in Kokrajhar - ‎Aug 5, 2012‎
Additional reinforcements of police and para military forces have been rushed to the affected areas, where forces are already deployed since the outbreak of Bodo-Muslim clashes in July, Singh said. Night curfew continues in Kokrajhar and Chirang, which are ...

AK-47s used in 'volcano' Assam

Zee News - ‎Aug 7, 2012‎
A shocked state government has ordered the seizure of arms in the Bodo belt of Assam. “Assam is just like a volcano. You don't know where what happens. Clashes keep occurring in the state whether in Kokrajhar, Karbi Anglong or Dima Hasao,” said Chief ...

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