26th July, 2012, Kokrajhar: Ethnic clashes in Assam still have no sign of ending with fresh violence reported on Wednesday. Clashes have spread to new areas along with Chirang and Kokrajhar districts where 8 more people were killed. The death toll now stands at 41.
The communal and ethnic clash is fuelled animus between the Bodos and the Muslims, who colonized at the tribal land. According to officials, around 1.7 lakh villagers have fled from Dhubri, Chirang and Kokrajhar districts and now they are taking shelter in relief camps. People are using all kinds of transports like bicycles, trucks, motorcycles, rickshaws and even horse drawn carts to flee from the areas that are most affected by the violent clashes.
NF Railway has stated that some trains have proceeded towards their destination on Wednesday and they are expecting to resume their service very soon. Reportedly, two companies of Railway Protection Force will be positioned in affected areas.
There was a speculation that some Bangladeshi agencies are fuelling these clashes, but the Centre has ruled out any such possibility. In New Delhi, R. K. Singh, the home secretary told that the international border is sealed and it is not possible that any organized group would come to India by crossing the border.