Kokrajhar: The indefinite curfew continues in Kokrajhar and Gossaigaon districts of Assam following renewed violence. Six people have died in the latest violence between two suspected factions of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB). 27-year-old Majeda Khatun is inconsolable. Her husband Ashrafudin Sheikh a school teacher is one of the victims of the fresh clashes that have erupted in Kokhrajar. Their 4-year-old son is yet to fully understand that his father isnt coming back.
Renewed violence between two communities has claimed several lives. A grim reminder of the July-August riots that left hundreds dead and 450,000 displaced. But the presence of the army to arrest the violence hardly seems like a permanent solution to the people in relief camps. Fear and suspicion is written on their faces. Some of the displaced villagers who tried to go back to their fields for the harvest season were shot at. Marjina Bibi's husband was shot dead last Saturday in a paddy field. Shahjahan who was also with him managed to escape.
I don't see any hope for peace, they move around with guns there is no security, Shahjahan said. Fingers have been pointed at a section of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland for spreading the violence. For the affected, more days they spend under these tarpaulin tents... the faster their hopes of going back to normal lives are fading.
Despite promises and incremental aid people living in the relief camps are still caught in the politics of
06:33 AM, Nov 17, 2012
Guwahati: Curfew has been imposed in Kokrajhar and Gossaigaon districts of Assam following renewed violence. On Thursday morning one person was stabbed in a market in Kokrajhar while one body was recovered in Gossaigaon, taking the death toll to five in the Bodoland Territorial Area Districts (BTAD) since Saturday. The civil administration and police force are taking measures to control the situation after the violence flared up once again. Earlier,...
12:59 PM, Nov 15, 2012