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Sep 27, 2012
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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.

Jul 24, 2012

Ethnic riots sweep India’s Assam, at least 30 killed

GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) – Police shot dead four rioters in India’s northeastern state of Assam on Tuesday as security forces struggled to contain ethnic fighting that has killed at least 30 people and left riverside hamlets ablaze, forcing tens of thousands from their homes.

Rioting between Bodo tribes people and Muslim settlers has raged for days in a region near Bangladesh. Some victims died of machete wounds, said aid workers who has seen the bodies.

Jul 24, 2012

India struggles to control ethnic violence in Assam

GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) – Police shot dead four rioters in India’s northeastern state of Assam on Tuesday as security forces struggled to contain ethnic fighting that has killed 26 people and left remote hamlets in flames, forcing tens of thousands from their homes.

Rioting between Bodo tribespeople and Muslim settlers has raged for days. Some of the victims died of machete wounds, aid workers who had seen the bodies said.

Jul 24, 2012

India struggles to control ethnic violence in Assam

GUWAHATI, India, July 24 (Reuters) – Police shot dead four
rioters in India’s northeastern state of Assam on Tuesday as
security forces struggled to contain ethnic fighting that has
killed 26 people and left remote hamlets in flames, forcing tens
of thousands from their homes.

Rioting between Bodo tribespeople and Muslim settlers has
raged for days. Some of the victims died of machete wounds, aid
workers who had seen the bodies said.

Jul 24, 2012

India struggles to control deadly Assam riots, hamlets razed

GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) – Police shot at a roving mob in India’s northeastern state of Assam on Tuesday as security forces struggled to contain ethnic fighting that has killed 22 people and left remote hamlets in flames, forcing tens of thousands from their homes.

Rioting between Bodo tribespeople and Muslim settlers has raged for days. Several people suffered bullet wounds and others were injured in a stampede when police fired to disperse a gang of 400 on Tuesday morning, a senior police official said.