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Aug 21, 2012 at 08:47am IST

Assam violence: Centre to send 7-member team

New Delhi: The Centre is to send a seven-member team to the violence affected districts of Assam on Tuesday. The team will be in the region for three days to assist the state government in its rescue and rehabilitation efforts.

Nearly 76 people were killed and over five lakh rendered homeless in the week-long violence between Bodo tribal groups and Muslims in the lower regions of Assam, including Kokrajhar, Chirang and Dhubri, end last month.

The cause of the conflict remains unknown.

Meanwhile, the riots in the state had a ripple effect in some of the southern states of India, chiefly Karnataka, which saw mass exodus by nearly 30,000 of its Northeast population after SMSes warning of retaliatory attacks were spread.

While the panic has largely subsided amongst the Northeast population in the states, including Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, fear still grips most of them.