The communal clash arised again in Kokrajhar district of assam on Monday. A total of 21 people killed and hundreds of people left injured in the continued violence. Shoot-at-sight orders have been issued in Kokrajhar district.
About 50,000 villagers have fled their homes and taken shelter in relief camps out of fear since then, said Donald Gilfellon, a senior civil servant in the Kokrajhar district, adding that 37 camps had been set up to help the refugees and that more would be opened if needed.
“Schools and government buildings are getting over-crowded. More and more people are coming, we have given up counting,” said another district civil servant, who requested not to be named.
Police said four more bodies were recovered during the day from Kokrajhar district. Of the total 21 deaths, Kokrajhar accounted for 17 while four persons died in the neighbouring Chirang district, to where the violence between minority immigrants and Bodo tribals spread.The army had staged a flag march after incidents of arson in interior areas, particularly in abandoned houses of villagers who had fled in panic.
A major trouble was quelled by the army and police when a group of more than 400 armed minority immigrants from Joypur tried to proceed towards Kokrajhar town.
The police fired in the air and dispersed them.
In another incident, miscreants set ablaze a camp of the disbanded Bodoland Liberation Tigers at Sapotgram where the police was forced to blank fire.....
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