Assam clashes: Day after one killed in violence, Hailakandi remains tense; curfew extended till 7 am on Monday
An Assam government release said the curfew was extended as the district administration apprehended breach of peace in the district.
Two NDFB(S) militant leaders responsible for the massacres of Adivasis in Assam have been arrested with 4 others. Police also seized large quantity of arms.
Nearly 25,000 refugees hit by NDFB (S) violence in Assam have returned to their homes in the last 24 hours.
President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday asked people to dedicate the new year to creation of an inclusive society.
Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma has said that there should be a unified war against the perpetrators of terror in the country.
Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag will hold a closed-door strategy meeting with senior army officials here to review the prevailing situation in Assam where 81 people have been killed following attacks by NDFB(S) militants.
Despite having intelligence inputs, the Assam government failed to stop the killing of tribals by militants of the Songbijit faction of National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB-S).
Operations were intensified in Assam against NDFB(S) militants along the border with Arunachal Pradesh even as the death toll in the massacre rose to 81.
In the wake of the massacre in Assam, Shiv Sena hit out at the Centre saying that it has till date failed to understand the grim situation in the Northeast.
Tuesday's massacre in Assam's Kokrajhar and Sonitpur districts where Bodo militants killed 78 people brutally unleashed a series of retaliatory attacks.
Talking tough, Home Minister Rajnath Singh today declared that strong action will be taken against NDFB(S), which massacred over 70 people in Assam on Tuesday, asserting that the Centre has "zero tolerance" policy for such "crafted terror".
The toll in the violence unleashed by Bodo militants rose to 71 Wednesday, even as Home Minister Rajnath Singh, accompanied by two union ministers, reached Assam and reviewed the law and order situation with Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and other top officials.
Scores of protests were on Wednesday taken out against the killing of 68 persons in an NDFB assault and alleged police firing in Assam.
An all-out offensive will be launched against NDFB militants jointly by police in the wake of the Assam killings.
Expressing grief over the killings in Assam, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each to families of the dead.
Several homes and stores in 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 police searched for 15 missing people on Wednesday after finding bodies of a baby girl and a woman floating down river from a national park in Assam where Muslim villagers were killed in a massacre.
Militant violence is now routine in Assam, but what has shocked many is the deliberate targeting of the very young in the latest atrocity which has claimed the lives of children as young as 6 months.
With 32 people being killed in Assam, the Centre today said it is determined to curb attacks on minorities as the violence there was aimed at starting a "full-fledged communal conflagration".
"Does our life have no value? We are only demanding that we are protected and we are not attacked and killed in future" they told reporters.