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Aug 21, 2014

Protesters attack police as Assam, Nagaland fight over territory

GUWAHATI India (Reuters) – Thousands of protesters in Assam defied a curfew and attacked police in a fifth day of unrest over a territorial dispute with a neighbouring state.

Assam and Nagaland have been claiming tracts of land along the state limits since the creation of Nagaland more than four decades ago.

Aug 21, 2014

Protesters attack police as two Indian states fight over territory

GUWAHATI India (Reuters) – Thousands of protesters in the far-flung Indian state of Assam defied a curfew and attacked police in a fifth day of unrest over a territorial dispute with a neighboring state.

Assam and the tiny state of Nagaland in northeastern India have been claiming tracts of land along the state limits since the creation of Nagaland more than four decades ago.

May 8, 2014

Homes set on fire, militants flee to Bhutan after Assam massacre: police

GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) – Several homes and stores in India’s tea-growing state of Assam were set on fire by unidentified persons, police said, the latest attack in an area where Muslim villagers were killed in a massacre last week.

The unrest on Wednesday night comes towards the end of a marathon national election that has heightened ethnic and religious divisions in some parts of India.

May 7, 2014

Bodies found, more missing after India massacre of Muslims

GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) – Indian police searched for at least a dozen missing people on Wednesday after finding seven bodies floating down river from a national park in Assam where Muslim villagers were killed in a massacre that has marred the country’s general election.

India is in the home stretch of a five-week election, which has heightened ethnic and religious tensions in some parts of the country, and in which a coalition led by the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) could be within reach of claiming a parliamentary majority.

Sep 27, 2012
via India Insight

Another year of poor flood response in northeast India

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(A flood-affected woman sits with her child next to her belongings at a roadside on the outskirts of Guwahati in the northeastern Indian state of Assam September 25, 2012. REUTERS/Utpal Baruah)

Floods and landslides caused by heavy rainfall in India’s northeast have killed at least 56 people and displaced almost 2 million people, but unfortunately this is nothing new.

Jul 26, 2012

Refugees flee ethnic violence in troubled Assam

BIJNI, India (Reuters) – Trucks loaded with women, children, mattresses and bags of rice rolled into a refugee camp in Assam on Thursday, as security forces tried to stamp out the worst communal violence in a decade with shoot-on-sight orders.

The death toll from clashes between Bodo tribespeople and Muslim settlers rose to 40 overnight, police said, after four more bodies were found. Police also opened fire on groups armed with sticks and spears for violating a curfew.

Jul 26, 2012

Refugees flee ethnic violence in India’s troubled Assam

BIJNI, India (Reuters) – Trucks loaded with women, children, mattresses and bags of rice rolled into a refugee camp in India’s northeastern Assam state on Thursday, as security forces tried to stamp out the worst communal violence in a decade with shoot-on-sight orders.

The death toll from clashes between Bodo tribespeople and Muslim settlers rose to 40 overnight, police said, after four more bodies were found. Police also opened fire on groups armed with sticks and spears for violating a curfew.

Jul 25, 2012

Army patrols streets after deadly riots in India’s Assam

KOKRAJHAR, India, July 25 (Reuters) – Indian security forces
patrolled deserted streets on Wednesday after days of ethnic
riots in Assam state killed at least 36 people, forced tens of
thousands to flee their razed homes and shut down road and rail
transport.

The government deployed about 1,000 soldiers to restore calm
after police struggled to quell waves of violence between Bodo
tribespeople and Muslim settlers in the remote northeast of the
country. The clashes first erupted at the weekend.

Jul 25, 2012

Rioters break curfew, more wounded in Assam

KOKRAJHAR, India (Reuters) – Rioters and police fought gunbattles in Assam overnight, wounding more people in ethnic violence that has killed at least 36 people and forced tens of thousands to flee their razed homes, police said on Wednesday.

The police warned violators would be shot on sight to enforce a curfew as they struggled to contain clashes between Bodo tribespeople and Muslim settlers in the remote northeast of the country, next to Bangladesh.

Jul 25, 2012

Rioters break curfew, more wounded in India’s Assam

KOKRAJHAR, India (Reuters) – Rioters and police fought gun battles in India’s Assam state overnight, wounding more people in ethnic violence that has killed at least 36 people and forced tens of thousands to flee their razed homes, police said on Wednesday.

The police warned violators would be shot on sight to enforce a curfew as they struggled to contain clashes between Bodo tribespeople and Muslim settlers in the remote northeast of the country, next to Bangladesh.