Bodos

  • 471 people died in communal clashes in Assam since 2001: Centre August 4, 2014

    Guwahati: As many as 471 persons lost their lives in communal clashes and 263 were injured in Assam since 2001, the state Assembly was informed on Monday. Replying to a query by AGP MLA Keshab Mahanta during the Question Hour in the Assam Legislative Assembly, Environment and Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain...
  • Assam killings: Little to celebrate for those at relief camps this Eid July 29, 2014

    Baksa: In the midst of the Lok Sabha Elections earlier this year, 38 villagers were killed by suspected Bodo militants in Assam's Baksa district. Camped in a cramped relief camp in Khagrabari village, the displaced community of Muslims has little to celebrate this Eid. The mighty Beki river has been...
  • Militants flee to Bhutan after Assam massacre: Police May 8, 2014

    Guwahati: Several homes and stores in Assam were set on fire by unidentified persons, police said, the latest attack in an area where Muslim villagers were killed in a massacre last week. The unrest on Wednesday night comes towards the end of a marathon national election that has heightened ethnic and...
  • Assam: Survivors of the Bodo militant attack recount the horror May 6, 2014

    The survivors of the Bodo militant attack, which left 32 people dead, are still living in constant fear. Militants had set the entire Baksa village on fire. The survivors have moved to make shift relief camps along the river. Their only demand is of basic human security but unfortunately easy...
  • Assam: Survivors of Bodo militant attacks live in fear May 6, 2014

    Khagrabari: Days after the violence in Assam which left 32 people dead, the victims of the Bodo militant attacks now face an uncertain future. CNN-IBN's Arijit Sen travelled to Baksa where it all started to meet with the victims of the Bodo militant attacks. Safina, her daughter Jasmina and her two...
  • 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: Army called in, curfew imposed as Bodo militants kill 23 May 3, 2014

    Guwahati: The Army has been called in and curfew imposed in parts of Assam after 23 people including women and children were killed by National Democratic Front of Bodoland militants in separate attacks in Kokrajhar and Baksa districts. According to the police, heavily armed NDFB militants fired indiscriminately in the...
  • Assam: Suspected Bodo militants kill 10 people in 2 separate incidents May 2, 2014

    Guwahati: Suspected Bodo militants killed 10 people in two separate incidents in Kokrajhar and Baksa districts of Assam on Thursday. In the first incident suspected Bodo militants shot dead three members of a family including two women and seriously injured an infant in the Baksa district on Thursday night. According...
  • Watch: Battle for Kokrajhar Lok Sabha seat April 23, 2014

    In 2012, communal violence between the Bodos and non Bodos in Kokrajhar and surrounding districts in Assam killed at least 1000 people and more than lakhs were displaced from home. As Kokrajhar goes to polls on April 24, we try to find on what key issues people will vote. ...
  • Suspected Bodo extremists kill migrant workers, protection demanded January 19, 2014

    Kokrajhar: Six migrant workers from Bihar have been killed by suspected Bodo militants on Friday night when Bodo militants opened fire at passengers in a bus coming from West Bengal to Shillong. The Bihar government has announced compensation of Rs 2 lakh for the relatives of the six people who have...
  • Demand for small states rises, protesters call for blockades in Assam August 16, 2013

    Guwahati: A series of protests have been organised in the North East in the wake of the announcement for a new statehood for Telangana on Friday. Protesters in Assam are planning on blocking several crucial roads and railways in a bid to cut off the entire North Eastern region from...
  • Assam CM Tarun Gogoi meets Bodo leaders August 8, 2013

    Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday night held separate meetings with leaders of All Bodo Students Union (ABSU) and Bodo National Conference (BNC) and discussed their issues and demands. To their request for arranging a meeting with the Centre, Gogoi assured them that he would make all efforts towards...
  • Assam: People demand four separate state, protests continue August 6, 2013

    Guwahati: The Telangana decision has given rise to demands for smaller states in Assam. The situation continues to remain tense and normal life has been thrown out of gear in the state as different organisations raise demand for four separate states - a state for the Bodos, one for the...
  • Assam: Bandh called for separate Bodoland, train services affected August 3, 2013

    New Delhi: The trains services to the North East in Bodoland have been disrupted due to the bandh called for separate statehood. Several trains including Brahmaputra Mail, Garibrath have been stranded at New Jalpaiguri railway station. The passengers are having a difficult time due to the delays. Meanwhile, Assam Chief...
  • Protests in Assam, Cong MP's house set ablaze August 2, 2013

    Diphu/Kokrajhar: With the army on flag march in Assam, the rubber estate and a house of Congress MP were set ablaze, while four persons were injured in police firing, as the demand for separate states on the lines of Telangana by several groups was stepped up on Friday. The army...
  • Kokrajhar remains tense after top Bodo leader's arrest November 19, 2012

    Kokrajhar: The police crackdown on people behind the second round of violence in Kokrajhar in Assam led to the arrest of a key Bodo leader on Saturday. It does seem that the Congress is desperate to distance itself from its coalition partner in the state, the Bodoland People's Front. ULFA in...
  • Assam: Gogoi reviews law and order situation in Bodoland November 15, 2012

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday directed state authorities to deal with the latest spurt in violence in Bodoland Territorial Areas Districts (BTAD) region with tough action, where earlier in 2012 over 100 people were killed in Bodo-Muslim clashes. The Chief Minister asked the state Director General of Police...
  • Assam: 1 killed, 4 injured in grenade blast in Kokrajhar October 24, 2012

    Kokrajhar: One person was killed and four others were injured when unidentified persons lobbed a hand grenade at a busy place in Assam's Chirang district on Wednesday evening, officials said. The miscreants came in a car and hurled the grenade towards a group of people around 6.30 pm near a...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Assam: Bodo areas calm, rehabilitation starts September 3, 2012

    Guwahati: With no fresh incidents reported from anywhere in Assam over the past few days, the state government has started the process for rehabilitation of the displaced people in the three violence-hit districts, officials said on Sunday. Clashes between the Bodos and Bengali speaking Muslim settlers that broke out in Kokrajhar,...
  • Assam: 1 killed, five injured in fresh violence August 28, 2012

    Guwahati: One person was killed and five others injured in three separate incidents of violence in Assam's strife-torn Kokrajhar district late on Monday night, the police said. The first incident took place in Phumti Village under Salakati police outpost, but no casualty was reported from there. In yet another incident, one person...
  • Assam: 1 more killed, 2 injured in fresh violence August 26, 2012

    Dhubri/Kokrajhar: Fresh incidents of violence on Sunday rocked strife-torn Lower Assam districts leaving one person dead in Dhubri and two injured in Kokrajhar even as protestors blocked a national highway in the state. Police said that a body with injury marks was found in Sukhanjora village under the Bogribari police station...
  • Assam violence: Muslim outfit calls for bandh August 23, 2012

    Guwahati: Normal life was affected in lower Assam districts on Thursday due to a day-long bandh called by a Muslim outfit to protest against the recent violence. Official sources said shops, schools, business establishment and financial institutions remained closed while there was less traffic on the national highway. Train movement, however, was...
  • Assam violence: MLA Pradeeep Brahma arrested August 23, 2012

    Guwahati: Assam MLA Pradeep Brahma from Bodoland People's Front has been arrested by the state police for his alleged involvement in the ethnic violence on Thursday. Brahma was arrested from Kokrajhar. The protestors blocked railway tracks across the state following the arrest of the MLA, demanding his release. Brahma was...
  • Assam violence: Centre to send 7-member team August 21, 2012

    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...
  • Assam: Low-key Eid in relief camps August 20, 2012

    An uneasy calm prevails amongst the relief camps of Assam as people have no other option but to stay put on Eid amidst tight security. ...
  • Cong's vote-bank politics behind NE strife: BJP August 19, 2012

    Indore: Blaming the Centre for the violence in Assam and the subsequent exodus of Northeast Indians from various parts of the country to their home states, the BJP on Sunday said the "vote-bank" politics of Congress was "weakening" the country. "Illegal Bangladeshi immigrants are crossing over to India in large numbers....