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Mar 6, 2015

Mob in Nagaland breaks into jail, lynches rape suspect

GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) – A mob of several thousand people broke into a high-security prison in Nagaland, dragged out a rape suspect and killed him, officials said on Friday, adding that police had to impose a curfew to restore order.

Rape has been a particularly emotive crime in India since 2012, when a student was raped and tortured on a bus in New Delhi and later died. The government has banned a documentary about that attack, re-igniting debate about gender inequality.

Mar 6, 2015

Mob in India breaks into jail, lynches rape suspect

GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) – A mob of several thousand people broke into a high-security prison in India, dragged out a rape suspect and killed him, officials said on Friday, adding that police had to impose a curfew to restore order.

Rape has been a particularly emotive crime in India since 2012, when a student was raped and tortured on a bus in New Delhi and later died. The government has banned a documentary about that attack, re-igniting debate about gender inequality.

Dec 26, 2014

India seeks help from Bhutan, Myanmar to hunt down militants

GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) – India has sought cooperation from Bhutan, Myanmar and Bangladesh in an offensive against a tribal militant group that had shot dead at least 80 people in Assam state this week, officials said on Friday.

Police believe that a faction of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB), fighting for a separate state for ethnic Bodos, was behind coordinated attacks on tea plantation workers and their families this week, the deadliest in years.

Dec 25, 2014

India’s military hunts rebels after deadly attacks in remote state

GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) – India deployed military helicopters to hunt down tribal militants in the northeastern state of Assam on Thursday after rebels killed 75 people this week, the deadliest in the remote area in years.

Assam has a history of sectarian bloodshed and armed groups fighting for secession from India.

Dec 25, 2014

Military hunts rebels after deadly attacks in Assam

GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) – India deployed military helicopters to hunt down tribal militants in Assam on Thursday after rebels killed 75 people this week, the deadliest in the remote area in years.

Assam has a history of sectarian bloodshed and armed groups fighting for secession from India.

Dec 24, 2014

Rebel attacks in India kill 51, spark violent protests

GUWAHATI, India, Dec 24 (Reuters) – Police in northeast
India fired on Wednesday on demonstrators protesting against the
killings of dozens of people by tribal guerrillas, killing five
of them.

Militants fighting for a separate homeland for indigenous
Bodo tribesmen went on a killing spree in Assam state on
Tuesday, killing 51 people in four attacks in the space of an
hour, the deadliest violence in months.

Dec 24, 2014

Curfew in Indian state after tribal militants kill 48

GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) – India imposed a curfew in parts of the northeastern state of Assam on Wednesday after suspected tribal guerrillas killed 48 people in a series of attacks in retaliation for an offensive against them.

Assam has a history of sectarian bloodshed and groups fighting for greater autonomy or secession from India.

Dec 24, 2014

Curfew in Assam after tribal militants kill 48

GUWAHATI (Reuters) – India imposed a curfew in parts of Assam on Wednesday after suspected tribal guerrillas killed 48 people in a series of attacks in retaliation for an offensive against them.

Assam has a history of sectarian bloodshed and groups fighting for greater autonomy or secession from India.

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.