Gawahati: The lower Assam has again witnessed violence as the ethnic clashes continue to blaze in the region. The central government has ordered to probe into ethnic clashes between tribal Bodos and Muslim settlers in Bodoland Territorial Administered Districts as the total of the number of people who have died due the clashes reached 73.
Kokrajhar district which is burning with these clashes saw three more deaths on Tuesday when miscreants opened fire on the three resulting in death on the spot. One more has been reported dead from Chirang district. "Some internal and external forces are out in the open, trying to create disturbances. So, we have started the process of handing over the probe to the CBI," Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi told.
As per the Chief Minister, out of the 73 dead, 15 died in relief camps and four lost their lives in Police firing. "I have recommended a CBI probe into the incidents and now it is up to the Centre to take a final decision on instituting it," Gogoi added.
With the number of people who have been displaced due to the clashes increases everyday the the count cant be imagined as it crossed a lakh a long time ago. Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has expressed that he will like to have all the citizens who have left due to the violence back for the independence day but there are some forces as per him who wont like this to happen. "We want that by August 15 all should return to their homes. But there are some forces who don't want so," Gagoi said.
Three people were killed when unidentified men opened fire on a group of Muslim settlers who hailed from Dhubri district.
In Chirang district, there were some houses that were reported to be burned by some misrents. Curfew has again been imposed in Kokrajhar and Chirang districts.