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Assam Violence

India TV News Desk [ Updated: July 26, 2012 17:53 IST ]
  • An Indian man carries his belongings to a safe place in Kokrajhar, Assam. Tens of thousands of villagers have fled their homes in fear of rioting that has killed at least 38 people in recent days in Assam. (AP Photo)
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    An Indian man carries his belongings to a safe place in Kokrajhar, Assam. Tens of thousands of villagers have fled their homes in fear of rioting that has killed at least 38 people in recent days in Assam. (AP Photo)

  • A house burns in Kachugaon village in Kokrajhar, Assam. Tens of thousands of villagers have fled their homes in fear of rioting that has killed at least 38 people in recent days in Assam, police said Monday. The two groups have clashed sporadically since 1990s and burned each other's homes and property, state officials said. (AP Photo)
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    A house burns in Kachugaon village in Kokrajhar, Assam. Tens of thousands of villagers have fled their homes in fear of rioting that has killed at least 38 people in recent days in Assam, police said Monday. The two groups have clashed sporadically since 1990s and burned each other's homes and property, state officials said. (AP Photo)

  • Villagers leave their homes following ethnic clashes in Kokrajhar, Assam. Government troops sent to quell communal clashes over land rights in the northeast Indian state of Assam were under orders to shoot suspected rioters on sight after some 38 people were killed in machete attacks and dozens of homes were burned to the ground. (AP Photo)
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    Villagers leave their homes following ethnic clashes in Kokrajhar, Assam. Government troops sent to quell communal clashes over land rights in the northeast Indian state of Assam were under orders to shoot suspected rioters on sight after some 38 people were killed in machete attacks and dozens of homes were burned to the ground. (AP Photo)

  • Firefighters try to douse a fire that broke out at a police station in Kokrajhar, Assam. Government troops sent to quell communal clashes over land rights in Assam were under orders to shoot suspected rioters on sight after some 38 people were killed in machete attacks and dozens of homes were burned to the ground. (AP Photo)
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    Firefighters try to douse a fire that broke out at a police station in Kokrajhar, Assam. Government troops sent to quell communal clashes over land rights in Assam were under orders to shoot suspected rioters on sight after some 38 people were killed in machete attacks and dozens of homes were burned to the ground. (AP Photo)

  • An armed security man stands guard in a riot hit locality in Kokrajhar, Assam. Government troops sent to quell communal clashes over land rights in Assam were under orders to shoot suspected rioters on sight after some 38 people were killed in machete attacks and dozens of homes were burned to the ground. (AP Photo)
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    An armed security man stands guard in a riot hit locality in Kokrajhar, Assam. Government troops sent to quell communal clashes over land rights in Assam were under orders to shoot suspected rioters on sight after some 38 people were killed in machete attacks and dozens of homes were burned to the ground. (AP Photo)

  • Fire fighters try to extinguish on houses which were set ablaze following ethnic clashes in Kokrajhar, Assam. Government troops sent to quell communal clashes over land rights in Assam were under orders Tuesday to shoot suspected rioters on sight after some 38 people were killed in machete attacks and dozens of homes were burned to the ground. (AP Photo)
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    Fire fighters try to extinguish on houses which were set ablaze following ethnic clashes in Kokrajhar, Assam. Government troops sent to quell communal clashes over land rights in Assam were under orders Tuesday to shoot suspected rioters on sight after some 38 people were killed in machete attacks and dozens of homes were burned to the ground. (AP Photo)

  • Stranded passengers crowd a railway station platform in Guwahati after train services were disrupted due to communal clashes over land rights in western district of Kokrajhar in Assam. Some 50,000 villagers have fled to government camps for protection since violence erupted Friday between the ethnic Bodo community and Muslim settlers. (AP Photo)
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    Stranded passengers crowd a railway station platform in Guwahati after train services were disrupted due to communal clashes over land rights in western district of Kokrajhar in Assam. Some 50,000 villagers have fled to government camps for protection since violence erupted Friday between the ethnic Bodo community and Muslim settlers. (AP Photo)

  • Indian army soldiers march through a railway track during a curfew following ethnic clashes at Kokrajhar, Assam, July 25, 2012. Thousands of Indian troops marched through a northeast region Wednesday to quell ethnic violence that has killed at least 38 people. (AP Photo)
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    Indian army soldiers march through a railway track during a curfew following ethnic clashes at Kokrajhar, Assam, July 25, 2012. Thousands of Indian troops marched through a northeast region Wednesday to quell ethnic violence that has killed at least 38 people. (AP Photo)

  • Indian army soldiers patrol on a vehicle during a curfew following ethnic clashes at Kokrajhar, Assam state, India, Wednesday, July 25, 2012. Thousands of Indian troops marched through a northeast region Wednesday to quell ethnic violence that has killed at least 38 people. (AP Photo)
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    Indian army soldiers patrol on a vehicle during a curfew following ethnic clashes at Kokrajhar, Assam state, India, Wednesday, July 25, 2012. Thousands of Indian troops marched through a northeast region Wednesday to quell ethnic violence that has killed at least 38 people. (AP Photo)

  • Muslim women who are victims of ethnic violence stand at a relief camp at Bhot Gaon village in Kokrajhar, Assam state, India, Wednesday, July 25, 2012. Thousands of Indian troops marched through a northeast region Wednesday to quell ethnic violence that has killed at least 38 people. (AP Photo)
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    Muslim women who are victims of ethnic violence stand at a relief camp at Bhot Gaon village in Kokrajhar, Assam state, India, Wednesday, July 25, 2012. Thousands of Indian troops marched through a northeast region Wednesday to quell ethnic violence that has killed at least 38 people. (AP Photo)

  • A burnt house following ethnic violence in Kokrajhar, Assam state, India, Wednesday, July 25, 2012. Thousands of Indian troops marched through a northeast region Wednesday to quell ethnic violence that has killed at least 38 people. (AP Photo)
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    A burnt house following ethnic violence in Kokrajhar, Assam state, India, Wednesday, July 25, 2012. Thousands of Indian troops marched through a northeast region Wednesday to quell ethnic violence that has killed at least 38 people. (AP Photo)

  • A Muslim man removes a tin sheet from his burnt house following ethnic violence in Kokrajhar, Assam state, India, Wednesday, July 25, 2012. Thousands of Indian troops marched through a northeast region Wednesday to quell ethnic violence that has killed at least 38 people. (AP Photo)
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    A Muslim man removes a tin sheet from his burnt house following ethnic violence in Kokrajhar, Assam state, India, Wednesday, July 25, 2012. Thousands of Indian troops marched through a northeast region Wednesday to quell ethnic violence that has killed at least 38 people. (AP Photo)

  • Indian army soldiers patrol on a vehicle during a curfew following ethnic clashes at Kokrajhar, Assam state, India, Wednesday, July 25, 2012. Thousands of Indian troops marched through a northeast region Wednesday to quell ethnic violence that has killed at least 38 people. (AP Photo)
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    Indian army soldiers patrol on a vehicle during a curfew following ethnic clashes at Kokrajhar, Assam state, India, Wednesday, July 25, 2012. Thousands of Indian troops marched through a northeast region Wednesday to quell ethnic violence that has killed at least 38 people. (AP Photo)

  • A police official looks at a broken television at a burnt house after ethnic violence in Kokrajhar, Assam state, India, Wednesday, July 25, 2012. Thousands of Indian troops marched through a northeast region Wednesday to quell ethnic violence that has killed at least 38 people. (AP Photo)
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    A police official looks at a broken television at a burnt house after ethnic violence in Kokrajhar, Assam state, India, Wednesday, July 25, 2012. Thousands of Indian troops marched through a northeast region Wednesday to quell ethnic violence that has killed at least 38 people. (AP Photo)

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