A timeline of Bodo-Muslim violence in Assam

July 2012 — Clashes between Bodos and Muslims erupt on July 20 in Kokrajhar and spread to neighboring Chirang and Dhubri districts. At least 40 people die in five days of violence that displaces some 200,000. Hundreds of homes are burned to the ground.

Aug - Oct 2008: About 70 people are killed and more than 100,000 made homeless as Muslims and Bodos clash in the districts of Udalguri and Darrang.


May - Sept 1998 — More than 50 people are killed in clashes between Bodos and Santhals. Riots displace some 80,000 people and relief camps are attacked.

May 1996 — More than 200 people are killed and over 200,000 displaced in widespread clashes between Bodos and Santhal tribals in Kokrajhar and Bongaigaon districts.

July 1994 — Violence between Bodos and Muslims in Barpeta district kills an estimated 100 people, including many Muslims who had been sheltering in a relief camp in Bansbari town.

October 1993 — About 50 people are killed in clashes between people from the ethnic Bodo tribe and immigrant Muslims in Assam's western district of Bongaigaon.

Associated Press

Updated Date: Jul 26, 2012 10:00 AM

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