Assam Violence

  • Kiren Rijiju appeals to North-East terrorists to join mainstream June 7, 2014

    Guwahati: Union Minister of state for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Saturday appealed to militants in the North East to eschew violence and join the mainstream. Rijiju, who arrived in Guwahati following the killing of Hamrem SP Nanda Goswami and his personal security officer (PSO) during an encounter with Karbi Peoples'...
  • Another body recovered, toll goes up to 46 in Assam violence May 12, 2014

    One more body was recovered on Monday in Baksa district, taking the toll to 46 in attacks in the BTAD areas allegedly carried out by miscreants of Congress' ally Bodoland People's Front (BPF). The body of a 65-year-old lady, identified as Mosa Bhanu, was fished out from the Beki river in...
  • Assam: Another body recovered, toll goes up to 46 May 12, 2014

    Barpeta (Assam): One more body was on Monday recovered in Baksa district, taking the toll to 46 in attacks in the BTAD areas allegedly carried out by miscreants of Bodoland People's Front (BPF). The body of a 65-year-old lady, identified as Mosa Bhanu, was fished out from the Beki river in...
  • Assam: Gogoi visits violence hit districts, death toll reaches 41 May 8, 2014

    Bhangarpar: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday visited violence-hit Baksa and Kokrajhar districts and assured the people that his government would provide them security as five more bodies were recovered taking the toll to 41. Official sources said Gogoi visited the victims in some of the relief camps, including Balapara....
  • Assam killings: Gogoi to snap ties with BPF if charges prove to be correct May 7, 2014

    Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday said his government will break the alliance with Bodoland People's Front (BPF), if allegations of the Hagrama Mohilary-led party's involvement in killing Muslims are found to be true. "I will severe the ties with BPF if they are actually involved in killing the Muslims....
  • Assam violence: More bodies found, 15 still missing after massacre May 7, 2014

    Guwahati: The police searched for 15 missing people on Wednesday after finding bodies of a baby girl and a woman floating down river from a national park in Assam where Muslim villagers were killed in a massacre that has marred India's general election. India is in the home stretch of a...
  • NIA team to reach Assam today to probe NDFB militant attacks May 5, 2014

    Guwahati: An National Investigation Agency team will reach Assam on Monday to probe into the attacks by National Demorcratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) militants in three districts - Kokrajhar, Baksa and Chirang. The Curfew has been relaxed in Baksa from 10 am to 4 pm, in Chirang from 10 am...
  • Following minister's plea, funeral held for 19 Assam victims May 5, 2014

    Salbari After initial refusal, family of 19 people killed by Bodo militants on Sunday buried their dead after the Assam government assured to punish the culprits and provide security to the people living in Bodoland Territorial Area Districts (BTAD). Assam Cooperation and Border Areas Development Minister Siddique Ahmed visited the affected...
  • Assam violence: Narayanguri stunned to silence with 18 deaths May 4, 2014

    Baksa: As Assam once again reels under violence, villagers in Baksa district's Narayanguri insist that this violence is designed to divide people in the northeastern state. At least 18 people have been killed in the region in the past few day, six of whom were children. The village has been...
  • Assam: Families refuse to bury dead till CM Tarun Gogoi visits them May 4, 2014

    Salbari: Demanding that Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi visit their area, people of Salbari in Assam's violence-hit Baksa district on Sunday refused to bury their relatives killed in attacks by NDFB-S militants. Angry protesters in Nankekhadrabari area said that they will not perform the last rites of the bodies of the 18...
  • Political blame game over Assam violence as death toll reaches 32 May 3, 2014

    Political blamegame has begun over the Assam violence, in which 32 people have died so far. While the BJP has called for CM Tarun Gogoi's resignation, the Congress has accused the BJP of polarising politics. ...
  • NDFB denies involvement in Assam violence May 3, 2014

    Guwahati: The NDFB (Songbijit) on Saturday denied their involvement in the violence in Assam claiming it was "a political conspiracy by Assam government to trigger clashes between two communities. A press statement by NDFB Secretary (Information and Publicity Wing) NE Esara said, "we ask the Assam government and its...
  • Omar Abdullah blames Narendra Modi for 'inciting violence' in Assam May 3, 2014

    Srinagar Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday blamed Narendra Modi for the violence in Assam that left 32 Muslims dead. "In Assam, 30 Muslims were murdered. Why? Because BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi made a speech there and tried to incite people against Muslims. This is a...
  • Politicising West Assam violence will be recipe for disaster May 3, 2014

    As Assam's Bodo Territorial Autonomous District (BTAD) staggers under multiple militant attacks and arson, the political games being played by remote and largely oblivious players will only aggravate an already volatile situation. While the Congress in power in Guwahati and Delhi has been doing what it does best - issuing milk-and-water...
  • PM condemns Assam violence; promises steps to restore peace May 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday condemned the "cowardly" terror attack in Assam that has claimed several lives and said that the Centre will take all measures to maintain law and order and restore peace there. Singh, who is keeping a close watch on the situation, spoke to Home...
  • Assam violence: BJP, Congress spar, CM seeks NIA probe as death toll hits 32 May 3, 2014

    Kokrajhar: The all-too-familiar political blamegame has started over the Assam violence, in which 32 people have died so far. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday hit out at the Congress for "failing to protect the minorities", asking why the Prime Minister has not taken any action till now. "I want...
  • 23 killed in militant attacks in Assam, curfew imposed May 4, 2014

    Guwahati: At least 23 persons, including children and women, were killed and 14 seriously injured by heavily armed NDFB(S) militants in two communally-sensitive districts of Kokrajhar and Baksa of Assam since last night. Shoot-at-sight was ordered on Friday night in Kokrajhar and Baksa districts, falling under Bodoland Territorial Administration Districts (BTAD) area,...
  • Telangana fallout: 2 dead in violence as demand for 'Bodoland' grows in Assam August 2, 2013

    Diphu: After the Telangana announcement by the Congress, the demand for separate statehood has grown louder in other regions as well. Violent protests have engulfed the districts of Karbi, Anglong and Dima Hasao in Assam, where protesters are demanding a separate state. As large-scale arson broke out, the Army, called in...
  • Assam govt responsible for violence in RHAC areas: AGP February 12, 2013

    Guwahati: Blaming the state government for violence in the Rabha Hasong Autonomous Council (RHAC) areas of Assam, opposition Asom Gana Parishad on Tuesday said the situation had escalated due to "high-handedness" of the ruling Congress party. "The opposition parties, including the AGP, had asked the state government to hold talks...
  • Four killed in fresh Assam violence November 17, 2012

    Guwahati: Bodoland area in lower Assam witnessed fresh trouble with the killing of four persons by armed assailants in Jiaguri even as police arrested a member of Bodoland Territorial Autonomous District in connection with the killing. The assailants fired randomly on a group of persons at Jiaguri in Kokrajhar police station...
  • Assam violence: PM speaks to Gogoi, death toll rises to 5 November 16, 2012

    Guwahati: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called up Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi late on Thursday evening to discuss law and order situation in violence hit Bodoland Territorial Administered Districts (BTAD) where two person was killed taking the toll to five since November 10. Gogoi gave the Prime Minister, who is a...
  • PM talks to Tarun Gogoi over Assam violence November 16, 2012

    Guwahati: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called up Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Thursday evening to discuss law and order situation in violence hit Bodoland Territorial Administered Districts (BTAD) where one person was killed taking the toll to six since November 10. Gogoi gave the Prime Minister, who is a Rajya...
  • Fresh clashes between NDFB factions in Assam, curfew imposed November 15, 2012

    Curfew has been imposed in Kokrajhar and Gossaingaon districts after violent clashes between two factions of the NDFB. ...
  • Assam: Violence in Kokrajhar, 3 dead in 3 days November 12, 2012

    Guwahati: Three persons have been killed as violence erupted in Kokrajhar. While two person were killed on Friday, November 10, another person was shot dead on Monday. A person was shot dead at Badugaon under Gossaigaon police station of Kokrajhar district on Friday and in the retaliatory attack, a youth...
  • Assam ethnic trouble far from over: Shinde September 14, 2012

    New Delhi: The Assam government has been warned that the situation arising out of the ethnic strife between Bodos and Muslims "is far from normal" and there was fear the communal tension may spread to other districts around the Bodo areas, said Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde. Shinde conveyed the assessment...
  • Rahul to visit troubled areas of Assam today September 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi will visit the ethnic violence-hit areas of Assam on Tuesday. During his one day programme, Rahul will go to the trouble-torn districts including Dhubri and Kokrajhar, where the violence between the local Bodos and Bangladeshi settlers has snowballed into a major crisis. Prime...
  • Assam: Shoot-at-sight order issued in Dhubri town September 10, 2012

    Dhubri: Shoot-at-sight order has been issued on Sunday night in lower Assam's trouble-torn Dhubri town after a house was set on fire in the Indira Gandhi Road area even as indefinite curfew is on in Dhubri, official sources said. District Deputy Commissioner Kumud Chandra Kalita said that the order was issued...
  • Bangladeshis not behind Assam violence: Gogoi September 9, 2012

    Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said Muslims are outnumbering Hindus in Assam not because of the increase in illegal migration from Bangladesh but because Muslims are illiterate and bear more children. Speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, the Chief Minister took full responsibility for the communal riots and said that...
  • Minorities body slams Gogoi for remarks on Muslims September 9, 2012

    New Delhi: The Chairman of the National Commission for Minorities (NCM), Wajahat Habibullah on Sunday took on Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi for his remarks against Muslims in the state in an interview. Gogoi, in an interview to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, blamed illiteracy amongst Muslims for their population growth. Saying...
  • Muslims illiterate and bear more children: Gogoi September 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi kicked off a fresh controversy by blaming the high illiteracy level among the Muslims for their growing population in the state. Speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil’s Advocate, the Chief Minister said Muslims are outnumbering Hindus in Assam not because of the increase...