President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday strongly condemned attack by militants in Kokrajhar and Sonitpur districts of Assam and said such acts of terror and violence must be put down with a "firm hand".
Tribal Organisations here on Wednesday strongly condemned the killing of innocent Adivasis in Assam by suspected Bodo militants and demanded immediate steps to accord the tribals Schedule Tribe status.
Two more bodies were found in trouble-torn districts of Assam, taking the toll in the mayhem unleashed by ultras there to 36, even as the curfew clamped in the area was relaxed today as no fresh violence was reported from anywhere.
Five cadres of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland`s (NDFB) anti-talk faction and a linkman of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) were arrested in two separate incidents in Assam Tuesday, police said.
A senior IFS officer of Maharashtra cadre, who was held captive allegedly by Bodo militants for 83 days after his abduction from a forest in Arunachal Pradesh, has been released, police said here Monday.