The Director General of National Investigation Agency (NIA), Sharad Kumar, is scheduled to reach Guwahati on Tuesday to monitor the progress of the investigations into the cases related to the recent Assam massacre.
Assam government on Saturday claimed that the overall situation in the restive districts has improved even as the number of people taking shelter in 81 relief camps in the wake of serial NDFB attacks has risen to nearly 1.15 lakh.
Authorities in Sonitpur, the district which was worst-hit by the violence perpetrated by NDFB(S), had a little over two hours to respond after an intelligence intercept suggested an imminent attack on Adivasi tribals by the Bodo militant group.
Intensifying their demand for Bodoland, a delegation of Bodo leaders on Wednesday met Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde and urged him to take urgent steps for creation of the new state bifurcating Assam as in the case of Telangana.
Jailed chairman of the
anti-talk faction of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland
(NDFB) Ranjan Daimary on Wednesday demanded free movement of NDFB
cadre to facilitate dialogue with the government.
More than 25 Bodo
political and non-political organisations of Bodoland
Territorial Administered Districts (BTAD) have formed a
united forum and urged the government to hold talks with
both factions of the NDFB.