Guwahati: As Assam’s Kokrajhar district stayed calm and violence free for the 2nd day in a row, the curfew has been relaxed in most parts of the district from 8 am to 4 pm. In the last 10 days, a total of 10 people have been killed in the district.
In July, Kokrajhar was the epicentre of continued ethnic violence, the worst in over a decade in the state of Assam. The area is simmering again due to a new surge of hostilities between the native Bodo tribals and Bengali-speaking Muslim settlers.
An elected member of the Bodo Territorial Council (BTC), Mano Kumar Brahmo, was arrested with weapons and ammunition from his home in Kokrajhar on Saturday morning.
The Home Ministry has concerned what it calls a routine advisory keeping the Army on alert and asking the state to arrest those liable for spreading misinformation and disorder. PM Manmohan Singh, who is a Rajya Sabha MP from the Assam, has certain CM Tarun Gogoi of all help.