Guwahati: The fight between Bodos and Muslims over control of land and to establish supremacy has resulted into a headache for the center and state government with more than 50,000 people already homeless. The violence that started on Friday has already claimed 32 lives in Kokrajhar and Chirang.
Army has been called to help the Police forces in Dhubri, Kokrajhar, Chirang and Bongaigaon to take over the situation so that peace can be established in the region. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has asked the Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi to do everything possible that will bring the situation under control.
Prafulla Kumar Mahanta the former Chief Minister of Assam and the president of opposition Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) has asked the center to intervene in the situation and has told that a fact-finding team of AGP would visit the affected areas on July 26.
Railways have also been under affect with at least eleven trains that were cancelled and to add to the misery people are using railway platforms to sleep or to spend night at, as they cannot find any other better place of security. "It is a matter of serious concern and I have spoken to Home Minister P Chidambram asking for more security for passengers and train movement", Railway Minister Mukul Roy told.
As the intensity reached New Delhi, about 15 companies (1,500 personnel) of police forces were sent to the state on Tuesday for deployment in the violence-hit areas, home secretary RK Singh told.