The death toll in firing along the Assam-Nagaland border has increased to 11 with the recovery of nine more bodies from the disturbed Uriamghat area of Assam on Friday even as night curfew continued. The firing was allegedly done by the miscreants of Nagaland.
Home Commissioner GD Tripathy said there was no fresh violence in the area in the past two days. He added, “The situation is under control now. There has been no violence since Wednesday. However, we have decided to continue the night curfew from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.,”
Over 100 houses were burnt, which forced around 10,000 people to take shelter in relief camps, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said Thursday. Assam Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) AP Rout told that all the bodies belonged to the victims of the first day’s violence on Tuesday in the trouble-hit areas of Uriamghat in Golaghat district.
Gogoi and Nagaland Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang are scheduled to meet Aug 21 over the issue. A case is also pending in the Supreme Court on the boundary demarcation.