West Bengal to help adivasis coming from Assam: Mamata

The government in West Bengal is making necessary arrangements to render help to adivasis coming to the state from Assam for shelter, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said expressing deep sadness over their mass killing.

Kolkata: The government in West Bengal is making necessary arrangements to render help to adivasis coming to the state from Assam for shelter, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said expressing deep sadness over their mass killing.

"The brutal mass killing of Adivasis in Assam by armed extremists has deeply saddened me. I strongly condemn the heinous mass killing," Banerjee said in a post on Facebook.

"Many Adivasi families have started coming to our state for shelter. We have made necessary arrangements to help them and we will continue to do so," she said.

"Today on the day of Christmas symbolising peace and love, I appeal that ghastly acts of violence be stopped everywhere," the chief minister said.

The toll in the violence by NDFB (S) and retaliatory violence by the adivasis in lower Assam since Tuesday rose to 78 today.

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