Kokrajhar: Home Minister P Chidambaram and senior BJP leader LK Advani are expected to visit the violence-hit areas of Assam, including Kokrajhar, on Monday. It's been a week since the Bodos and the Muslims clashed in Kokrajhar, before the violence spread to surrounding areas leaving over 40 dead and over two lakh displaced in the ethnic riots.
Abdul Ali Mondal, a resident of the Joypur village, the epicentre of the violence, took CNN-IBN to the exact location where cadres of the disbanded insurgent outfit Bodoland Liberation Tigers (BLT) were hacked to death on July 20.
From there, the riots spread like wildfire around Kokrajhar.
Says Mondal, "For some days before July 20, former BLT cadres were circling this area on their bikes, harassing people. They also shot members of our student organisations."...more
08:24 AM, Jul 30, 2012