Ethnic Violence

  • Ethnic violence kills 31 in Nigeria September 20, 2013

    Lafia: At least 31 people have been killed in ethnic violence in Nigeria's north central state of Nasarawa, local authorities said Friday. Nasarawa Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura told reporters that 31 people were confirmed dead in the latest clash which dealt a blow to the peaceful co-existence between the people of...
  • New fears in Sri Lanka amid anti-Muslim campaign April 8, 2013

    Colombo: A red-robbed Buddhist monk calmly picked up stones and hurled them at a security camera. Then, as police looked on, his followers smashed up a popular, Muslim-owned clothing store. March's attack on the Fashion Bug chain near the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo, filmed by a local television station whose...
  • 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: Two killed in fresh ethnic violence in Kokrajhar November 11, 2012

    Guwahati: In a fresh outbreak of ethnic violence in Assam's Bodoland, two persons were killed in Kokrajhar district on Saturday, a senior police official said. One person was shot dead at Badugaon under Gosaigaon police station at around 1340 hrs and in a retailatory attack. A youth was hacked to...
  • 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: 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...
  • State-led peace deals led to Assam violence August 18, 2012

    Yet another cycle of violence has erupted in the multi-ethnic, multi-religious and multi-lingual Northeast, a "frontier" region that historically, socially and spatially has had only a tenuous connection with India. Bordering Bangladesh, Myanmar and China, the naturally well-endowed region is riven by land, language, religion and identity conflicts. For the...
  • Exodus of North Eastern students, Assam CM acts August 15, 2012

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi is in constant touch with his counterparts in Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharasthra following reports of exodus of the state's students after being targeted in the wake of violence in Bodoland Territorial Autonomous District (BTAD). "The Chief Minister is in constant touch with his...
  • Congress has tie-up with infiltrators in Assam: BJP August 8, 2012

    New Delhi: Blaming illegal migration for ethnic violence in Assam, BJP chief Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday charged the Congress with having a "tie-up" with infiltrators for vote-bank politics and demanded that the border with Bangladesh be sealed. "The Congress has a tie-up with infiltrators from Bangladesh for its vote-bank politics...
  • Fresh Kokrajhar violence hits relief efforts August 7, 2012

    Kokrajhar: Fresh violence in Assam has threatened to break the delicate calm which has been prevailing in Kokrajhar and adjoining districts for the past two weeks following communal clashes. The killing of 7 people within 48 hours has triggered fears of a backlash, ruining all efforts of relief and rehabilitation....
  • Assam violence: Relief camps swell with refugees July 28, 2012

    Bongaigaon: Even as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh gets set to visit Assam on Saturday, reports suggest more than 2 lakh refugees are now living in refugee camps. On Wednesday, a baby was born in the camp near Biathamari. However, the mother is yet to get baby food. Electricity remains a problem...
  • Assam violence continues, CM blames Centre July 27, 2012

    Kokrajhar: While the death toll in the ethnic violence in Assam went up to 44, the blame game within the political arena was on. Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi defended his government against allegations that it was slow to react to the rioting, and failed to anticipate the violence. He...
  • Assam violence: 'Congress upset with CM Gogoi' July 27, 2012

    Kokrajhar: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi is under fire for his handling of the violence in Assam from none other than the Congress leadership, claim sources. CNN-IBN has learnt that the Congress is upset with him for failing to understand the gravity of the situation, by going to the troubled...
  • 'Don't compare Gogoi, Modi; Assam is not Gujarat' July 26, 2012

    Congress leader Digvijaya Singh, who is the party General Secretary in-charge of Assam has made it clear that there was no question of holding state Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi responsible for the failure to stem the violence. Speaking to IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai, Digvijaya said the state government is trying...
  • Assam: MHA officials to speak to warring factions July 25, 2012

    Kokrajhar: The government is making a bid to bring warring factions to the talking table as the ethnic violence in Assam spreads from Kokrajhar to three other districts all the way to the Bengal border. Sources say two officials from the Home Ministry will be speaking to the two sides...
  • Assam violence spreads, death toll 32 July 25, 2012

    Kokrajhar: The ethnic violence in Assam has spread in and around the Kokrajhar district all the way to the Bengal border. The death toll now stands at 32. Hundreds were fleeing the villages of Dhubri and Pakhgiuri, as their homes were set on fire. Adding to the panic, 1,500 more...
  • Curfew relaxed on Assam-Meghalaya border January 13, 2011

    Shillong: With the situation limping back to normal in the ethnic violence-hit Assam-Meghalaya border areas, curfew was relaxed on Thursday for six hours in Resubelpara subdivision of East Garo Hills district. "No incident has been reported in the last two days. Curfew has been relaxed for...
  • Ethnic violence: Meghalaya CM hits out at Assam January 10, 2011

    Meghalaya CM hits out at Assam for mishandling ethnic clashes between Garo and Rabha communities. ...
  • One million affected by Kyrgyz violence: UN June 19, 2010

    Geneva: More than one million people have been affected by the violent conflict in Kyrgyzstan and need food and other aid supplies, UN officials said on Friday. They include some 400,000 people left homeless after fleeing ethnic clashes in the southern cities of Osh and Jalalabad that erupted a week ago....
  • 21 Indian students return from Kyrgyzstan June 18, 2010

    New Delhi: A group of 21 Indian students, who were evacuated from trouble-torn southern Kyrgyzstan, returned to New Delhi on Thursday night. A total of 105 Indian nationals were flown out of trouble-torn southern Kyrgyz cities of Osh and Jalal-Abad to capital Bishkek a few days back. Southern parts of Kyrgyzstan, particularly...
  • Peace yet to return in Kyrgyzstan June 17, 2010

    Although gunfire has stopped in Osh, the city still remains divided on ethnic lines. ...
  • All Indian students in Kyrgyzstan safe: Govt June 16, 2010

    New Delhi: All Indian students in the troubled Kyrgyzstan cities of Osh and Jalal-Abad have been safely evacuated to the country's capital Bishkek and are safe, the External Affairs Ministry said on Wednesday. "All the Indian students have been evacuated safely in aircraft chartered by India and have reached Bishkek," ministry...
  • Ethnic violence erupts in Karachi, 27 killed April 30, 2009

    Islamabad: At least 27 people were killed and around three dozen injured in ethnic violence in Pakistan's Karachi, police and health officials said on Thursday. The clashes between activists of ethnic Urdu-speaking Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and the minority-Pashtun population erupted on Wednesday when gunmen shot dead two MQM supporters in...
  • Fatal shooting by police sparks Montreal riot August 12, 2008

    Montreal: Montreal's mayor on Monday promised a swift inquiry into the shooting death of a Honduran teenager by police after the incident prompted violent clashes between angry youth and authorities in a heavily Haitian neighborhood. A police officer was shot in the leg late Sunday, cars were set ablaze, stores were...
  • Kenya violence worrying Indian families back home January 2, 2008

    Gandhinagar: That Kenya’s unrest can sweep the Indian community into its folds is a worry plaguing most Indians, whose relatives have settled in the east-African country. An instance in point are the Dholakias, who have made their phone and television their constant companions, hoping to get the latest on Kenya. Their...
  • ULFA targets Hindi-speakers, 9 killed May 17, 2007

    New Delhi: After the relative calm for a few months, ULFA violence against Hindi-speaking people in Assam saw a sudden upsurge again on Tuesday. Nine people have been killed in the last two days. Three Hindi-speaking persons were gunned down by the ULFA in Golaghat district on Wednesday and six people...
  • Assam: Cops arrest six ULFA linkmen June 19, 2007

    New Delhi: Six ULFA linkmen were arrested from Dibrugarh district in Assam on Wednesday from Ahomiyagaon, Kopouhuagaon and Joypur Tea Estate in the district. The arrested linkmen have been identified as Raju Gogoi, Hiranath Phukan, Junti Phukan, Rakesh Saha, Sanjit Kamalapuri and Munna Thakur. In what can be termed as a rampage,...
  • Assam: Bomb blast before Games June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: The 33rd National Games started in Guwahati on an ominous note on Friday when an Improvised Explosive Device exploded at the Kamakhya Railway Station in early hours of the morning. The blast occurred between the old and new buildings of railway station, hours before the inauguration of the...
  • National Games start on a safe note June 20, 2007

    Guwahati (Assam): The 33rd National Games starts on Friday with Congress President Sonia Gandhi inaugurating it. And even after United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) withdrew its boycott call, the authorities are not taking a chance. Unprecedented security has been deployed ahead of the games and its significance is not...
  • National Games set to get underway June 20, 2007

    Guwahati: After all the suspense and drama, the attention will shift to action on the field when curtains on the 33rd National Games goes up on Friday. The United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA), which had earlier given a boycott call against the Games and threatened to disrupt it, relented...