Thousands flee violence in India's Assam

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    6 killed in violence in Assam's Kokrajhar town; curfew clamped

    6 killed in violence in Assam's Kokrajhar town; curfew clamped - Indian Express

     
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    Re: 6 killed in violence in Assam's Kokrajhar town; curfew clamped

    I thought after creating the Bodo council, they had turned peaceful. How come they still have weapons?
     
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    Re: 6 killed in violence in Assam's Kokrajhar town; curfew clamped

    Illegals from Bangladesh are encroaching upon Bodo lands leading to increasing clashes.
     
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    11 die in clashes between ethnic Bodos and Muslim settlers in India’s northeast

    11 die in clashes between ethnic Bodos and Muslim settlers in India’s northeast

    Sunday, July 22

    GAUHATI, India — India’s army moved in to stop armed clashes over land between settlers and local villagers that have killed at least 11 people in India’s remote northeast over the past two days, police said Sunday.

    Two days of battles between the ethnic Bodo community and Muslim settlers also injured at least 10 people in Kokrajhar district, nearly 250 kilometers (155 miles) west of Gauhati, the state capital, said S.N. Singh, a police inspector-general.

    The clashes in Assam state began Friday after assailants killed one person. As the violence spread to more than half a dozen villages in the region, nearly 7,000 people fled their homes and took refuge in state-run relief camps, Singh told The Associated Press on Sunday.

    State authorities called in the army and imposed a night curfew in the region on Saturday to quell violence. No fresh clashes have been reported since Saturday night.

    The soldiers have been patrolling the violence-hit region, Singh said.

    Animosity and accusations of land-stealing have long simmered between Bodos and the thousands of mostly Bengali Muslim settlers, many of whom came from the former East Pakistan before it became Bangladesh in 1971. The two groups have clashed sporadically since 1990s and burned each other’s homes and property, state officials said.

    11 die in clashes between ethnic Bodos and Muslim settlers in India’s northeast - The Washington Post
     
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    Re: 11 die in clashes between ethnic Bodos and Muslim settlers in India’s northeast

    9 killed, 12 hurt in Assam violence, Curfew imposed

    Nine persons have been killed and 12 injured in four clashes between warring communities in Kokrajhar district of western Assam since Friday night. The district administration clamped a curfew in Kokrajhar town and restricted public gatherings in the district’s Gossaigaon sub-division.

    The Army was kept on standby while additional paramilitary forces were deployed in the region to prevent escalation of violence.

    Tension erupted on Friday night, when four youths of the Bodo tribal community were hacked to death by residents of the Muslim-dominated Jayapur village, in the Kokrajhar police station limits. The victims, identified as Dhrubajyoti Gayari, Jatin Goyari, Pradip Narzary and Jungsar Boro, were former cadres of the disbanded Bodo Liberation Tiger (BLT).

    In the violence that followed, unidentified persons fired at a house in Simb-urgaon Thalitpuri at 3.30 am on Saturday, killing one and injuring four others of the same family.

    Later, at 5 pm on Saturday, a Bodo village was attacked by a mob at Paraura village in the Fakiragram police station limits. Three persons were killed and six others injured even as the mob set several houses on fire.

    In another incident, two persons were injured when miscreants opened fire at them in Maktai village, near the Assam-Bengal border.

    CM Tarun Gogoi said steps have been taken to ensure that the violence does not escalate. The state has announced an ex-gratia of R3 lakh each for the victims’ relatives, and R50,000 for the injured.

    Police said the problem started on July 6, when motorcycle-borne miscreants fired at some people, belonging to a minority community, near a bridge on the Kokrajhar-Dotma-Gossaigaon Road — killing two of them. Later, on July 20, two leaders of the All Bodoland Minority Students Union were shot at by unidentified youths in Magurmari.

    9 killed, 12 hurt in Assam violence, Curfew imposed - Hindustan Times

    Again Muslims started the riots
     
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    Re: 11 die in clashes between ethnic Bodos and Muslim settlers in India’s northeast

    These two quotes are contrary to each other.

    Or have I missed something?

    Notwithstanding, the Bangladeshis must be sent back.
     
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    Re: 11 die in clashes between ethnic Bodos and Muslim settlers in India’s northeast

    Sir, but that is not known that Bodo killed Muslims in above mentioned incident.

    The real problem is Bangladeshi Muslim settlers in Assam. The ethnic Bodo and Assamese are becoming minority which is the reason for animosity and riot.

     
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    Re: 11 die in clashes between ethnic Bodos and Muslim settlers in India’s northeast

    Even if the Bodos started it, still revenge is not always the right solution (which in fact is the first option that comes into the minds of these aliens), had that been the case whole India could have been set on fire after the Godhara Train burning or after 26/11 or after Delhi bombings. Problem is that Muslims start rioting every time anything perceived as anti-Muslim takes place.

    Violence escalates in Kokrajhar, death toll rises to 12
    Instead of trying to diffuse the situation they are again fighting for the Muslims' right of being above the law.
     
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    Re: 11 die in clashes between ethnic Bodos and Muslim settlers in India’s northeast

    I am aware of the Bodo issue.

    There is no doubt that the Bangladeshi illegals have taken over much of the area and are creating a whole lot of issues.

    However, the fault is that of the Govt.

    I wonder if such illegals have been regularised by the Govt as legal people.

    These illegals have also infiltrated Bengal and are in Manipur and other places.
     
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    Re: 11 die in clashes between ethnic Bodos and Muslim settlers in India’s northeast

    Is any media showing this news or they start only when bodo retaliate in full fledge .Am getting irritating seeing these kind of news popping up every day and no one in media or Kongress is not even bothered .2014 will be end to all or people want the communal alias secular congress in power.
    secular word meaning is ambiguous .
     
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    Re: 6 killed in violence in Assam's Kokrajhar town; curfew clamped

    India must be the only country in the world people from neighboring countries come in and kill it's
    people on almost on a regular basis and where people become refugees in their own countries.
     
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    Re: 6 killed in violence in Assam's Kokrajhar town; curfew clamped

    Assam violence: DIG injured in mob attack, toll rises to 12

    Jul 22, 2012

    Violence escalated in trouble-torn Kokrajhar district today with a senior DIG rank police official and three others injured in mob attack prompting police to fire in self-defence, while the death toll in the last two days' clash between Bodos and immigrants rose to 12.

    IGP (BTAD) SN Singh told PTI that DIG S Kumar and Kokrajhar Additional Superintendent of Police Amar Choudhury were on their way to assess the situation in Fakiragram area today when their convoy was blocked by a mob demanding release of 10 people held in connection with the killing of four former Bodo Liberation Tigers (BLT) cadres.

    The police officials urged the mob to move out but were instead pelted with stones. Kumar was hit on his head, while two of his personal security officers also got injured.

    The police resorted to lathicharge and finally opened fire to disperse the crowd in which another person was injured while the vehicles of both the DIG and ASP were damaged by the mob, Singh said. Meanwhile, the death toll in the last two days' clash rose to 12 with the recovery of three more bodies, including of a woman and her child, from the banks of river Gouranga while another body was recovered from Kathalbari area, he said.

    Night curfew was reimposed from 6 p.m today to 6 a.m tomorrow with Section 144 CrPC in force in the entire district till further orders, Deputy Commissioner, Kokrajhar, Donald Gilfellon said.

    The district administration has set up 12 relief camps where more than thousand people have taken shelter and more relief camps would be opened if necessary, the DC said.

    The violence also spread to neighbouring Chirang district where a vehicle was burnt.

    Singh said that the army and para-military forces were assisting the police in controlling the situation which was under control though there were undercurrents of tension.

    Strict vigil was kept in sensitive pockets and already six additional companies deployed with three more on way.

    The district and police administration of the neighbouring districts have also been asked to be vigilant.

    Transport and Tourism Minister Chandan Brahma who is camping in Kokrajhar, also appealed the people to "maintain calm and not pay heed to any rumour."

    The violence in the district was triggered off with the firing on two student leaders who were critically injured - Mohibul Islam of All Bodoland Minority Students' Union (ABMSU) and Abdul Siddique Sheikh of All Assam Minority Students' Union (AAMSU).

    In a retaliatory attack four former BLT cadres were killed on Friday night and this led to further attacks and counter-attacks resulting in the death of 12 people so far.

    Assam violence: DIG injured in mob attack, toll rises to 12 - India - DNA
     
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    Re: 11 die in clashes between ethnic Bodos and Muslim settlers in India’s northeast

    Here is the hint:
    I googled "Rohingya Delhi" and I got interested in a blog which appeared in the list. When I tried to open it, following message appeared inside my browser:

    "This website/URL has been blocked until further notice either pursuant to Court orders or on the Directions issued by the Department of Telecommunications"

    Problem is that most of the netizens today can easily find their way through such barriers, like when I easily found my way to the blog. I enjoyed it more because I grabbed and ate a "Forbidden Fruit".

    Congress is doing everything possible to hide it's wrong-doings, which includes bribing the English Media and Censure-ship.
     
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    Re: 6 killed in violence in Assam's Kokrajhar town; curfew clamped

    Guess what - I was travelling through Gurgaon/Haryana, and what I found was Shocking!!!!! Even in Haryana, Bangaladeshi population has swelled and you can find new Ghettos coming up - locals tell me crime rate has increased and there are few no go zones there!

    When I asked few Jats/Gujjar regarding this issue, they said all this is happening because of Huda/congress govt. policy! Jats are not Bodos (Bodos are slow, lethargic and react late)......If Bangladeshis create any ruckus, they will be met with phenomenal magnitude of violence, here no political party will be able to protect them and secularism/NGOism will fail completely!

    P.S: Bangladeshis are fast becoming like pakis swamping white/western countries! If nothing is done soon, there is much more to lose! First thing first - get corrupt secular congress out of power, only then something can be devised on various fronts!
     
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    Harayanvis being short on women, I am told are marrying these women!
     
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    Re: 6 killed in violence in Assam's Kokrajhar town; curfew clamped

    We can fool ourselves about us being rational and civil, but stay assured, such a time will come, yes, even in the twenty first century. Things just aren't that bad yet, when it will be, that is when the claws and fangs will come out.
     
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    It has become big problem because of Govt inaction when it was needed the most.
    No easy solutions now. As they say A stitch in time saves nine
     
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    Re: 6 killed in violence in Assam's Kokrajhar town; curfew clamped

    Assam communal violence toll rises to 14, Army called in


    The death toll in the communal violence in Assam's Bodoland area rose to 14 on Sunday even as the violence spread to Chirang district. The Army has been pressed into service to assist the security forces.

    A statement issued by the Assam government on Sunday evening said that the 14 people have been killed so far and nine others injured due to the incidents of violence between two communities in the two districts of Kokrajhar and Chirang under the Bodoland Territorial Areas District (BTAD).

    The statement further informed that there were seven incidents of violence took place in both the districts

    More than 26,000 people have taken shelter in 36 relief camps in Kokrajhar district, it said.

    Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has also instructed the state Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain and Food and Civil Supplies Minister Nazrul Islam to visit the violence-hit areas on Monday.

    Inspector General of Police, BTAD, S.N. Singh said that the situation has improved since Saturday but "it is still tense".

    "Army has been pressed into service and they are assisting the police and paramilitary forces throughout the Kokrajhar district," Singh said.

    While police recovered three bodies from near the Gourang river in Kokrajhar district on Sunday morning, two people died and three others were injured after unidentified gunmen opened indiscriminate fire at Mongolian Bazar under in Chirang district.

    Police, however, initially termed the Mongolian Bazaar incident as an isolated incident.

    "In another incident, three people were abducted today from a passenger vehicle in Chirang district close to Kokrajhar. This might be an isolated incident also we are not taking any chances and an investigation is on," Singh said.

    Kokrajhar and Chirang fall under BTAD's jurisdiction.

    The night curfew (6 pm to 6 am) imposed on Friday in Kokrajhar was still on, Deputy Commissioner Donald Gilsellon said.

    He said the 12 people who were killed in the violence included members of the Bodo community and a religious minority.

    Six companies and two platoons of central paramilitary forces had been deployed along with police battalions, he added.

    The Assam government had also sent seven civil officials and 15 police officials from other districts to the Kokrajhar and Chirang districts to assist the administration in maintaining law and order situation.

    According to official sources, violence started after gunmen attacked two student leaders -- Mohibul Islam and Abdul Siddique Sheikh -- in Magurbari on Thursday night.

    Following the incident, four former Bodo militants were shot dead on Friday night. Another five people, including a 14-year-old boy, were killed in the district on Saturday.

    Assam Transport Minister Chandan Brahma had on Saturday announced Rs.3 lakh as compensation to the next of kin of the dead and Rs.50,000 to those injured in the violence.

    Kokrajhar falls under the jurisdiction of BTAD which is dministered by Bodoland Territorial Council. The council came into existence after the signing of a tripartite peace accord among Bodo Liberation Tigers militants, the Assam government and the central government in February 2003.

    Assam communal violence toll rises to 14, Army called in : East, News - India Today
     
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