Assam limps back to normalcy, curfew relaxed

October 9th, 2008 - 10:39 pm ICT by ANI  

Guwahati, Oct 9 (ANI): The situation in the violence-affected Udalguri and Darrang districts of Assam is limping back to normalcy and curfew has been relaxed in some areas.

No fresh incident of violence has been reported in both the districts during the last three days. However, Army and security forces are keeping a close watch on the situation.

Over 54 people died in group clashes and police firing in both the districts during the last six days. And over 1, 00,000 violence affected people are still in relief camps set up by the State administration.

Meanwhile, curfew was relaxed in Dalgaon and Kharupetia police station areas of Darrang district for eight hours from 9 A.M. this morning due to improvement in the situation.

Similarly, in Udalguri town, it was relaxed for eight hours from 8.00 A.M. .

On Friday, an indefinite curfew was clamped in both the districts following large-scale group clashes between Bodos and a minority community.

Meanwhile, on Thursday Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi visited the violence-affected Udalguri and Darrang districts. (ANI)

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