Bilasipara: There was little time to do anything but grab her two young boys and run as fast as she could when the gunmen came into the northeast village in the dead of night and began firing.
Along with scores of other villagers, nine-months pregnant Rohima Begum hid with her family waist-deep in the rice fields as the gunshots rang out amid the screams of those left behind.
Eighteen days on, Rohima, like hundreds of thousands in Assam state, languishes in a displacement camp - too scared to go home after the worst ethnic violence in India in a decade.
But the government says the violence, in which 75 people have been killed and more than 400,000 displaced, is over and has set a deadline for fleeing villagers to return to their homes - Independence Day on August 15....more
02:47 AM, Aug 11, 2012