Kokrajhar: On Sunday, Curfew imposed in Assam’s Kokrajhar district following current violence was relaxed for four hours. The Kokrajhar district administration relaxed the prohibitory order from 10 am to 2 pm.
Unknown gunmen killed four persons in Kokrajhar late on Friday night, taking the death toll in the rehabilitated violence in the Bodoland Territorial Area District (BTAD) to 10.
Over 60 miscreants have been arrested in Kokrajhar until now. Senior police officials are camping in the district to oversee law and order.
In the meantime, security has been tightened in lower Assam’s Dhubri town considering Chhat Puja and night curfew would be relaxed on Monday to facilitate performance of rituals.
Hundreds of villages have been burnt to the ground and possessions looted as the rioters have gone on the rampage. Their rage has also hit urban areas like Kokrajhar town, where burnt shells of homes remain.
The government said that many of the 400,000 displaced have been capable of return to their homes, but there are still over 275,000 people, mostly Muslims, who continue to live in the camps, which are congested and squalid.