24th July, 2012, Guwahati: After fresh incidents of violence and arson, the government has issued shoot-at-sight orders in Kokrajhar district, Assam. Yesterday, the Army led a flag march and an indefinite curfew has also been enforced as 21 people have already died because of the ethnic violence.
The encounters between the Bodo tribals and the minority immigrants have also spread out to Chirang district where already 4 people have been killed till now and the remaining seventeen deaths have been accounted from Kokrajhar.
On Monday, fresh clashes have been reported from Tulsibari, Mokrajan, Dotoma, Gossaigaon, Narabari, Serfanguri and Fakiragram many people abandoned their houses in panic. Reportedly, over 50000 fled villagers are staying in different relief camps.
Yesterday, a group of over four hundred minority immigrants were trying to go to Kokrajhar town, but the trouble was subdued by police and armed forces. The police forces fired in the air to disperse them.
Along with Kokrajhar district, where indefinite curfew and shoot at sight order have been issued, night curfew is also ordered in Dhubri and Chirang districts. According to sources, around 18 company parliamentary forces have been sent to handle the situation.