Curfew in Assam continues after ethnic violence

Curfew in Assam continues after ethnic violence

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Flag march was staged by the Army in the violence affected areas of lower Assam on July 25, 2012 after clash between Bodos and Muslims which claimed 40 lives. Moreover, an indefinite curfew has also been imposed in the two districts of Assam’s northwest.

On the sixth day of the violence, several people were sent to the relief camps. About 180,000 people were sent to the relief camps while three bodies were found in Chirang district and two in Kokrajhar.

But lately, no fresh outbreak of violence has been reported in Chirang. This has shown some signs of improvement in the law and order situation. Kumar Sanjib Krishna the superintendent of police said, “No fresh incident of violence occurred since the morning. One column (70-90 soldiers) of the army staged a flag march in some sensitive areas in Chirang”.

The curfew was relaxed in Kokrajhar for four hours from 8 am to noon. Home secretary, RK Singh in New Delhi said, “The international border is sealed. It is simply impossible for any organised group crossing over to India from across the border”. The deployment of army which staged flag march in the troubled areas, helped in the resumption of train services and brought relief to more than 35,000 stranded passengers.