In pics: Assam violence leaves thousands homeless

India | | July 24, 2012, 12:06 pm
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The violence in the Kokrajhar region of Assam has shown no sign of ending with the death toll up to 21.

The violence in the Kokrajhar region of Assam has shown no sign of ending with the death toll up to 21.

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An estimated 50,000 refugees have taken shelter in relief camps so far, while those affected in the violence are said to be more than 60,000.

An estimated 50,000 refugees have taken shelter in relief camps so far, while those affected in the violence are said to be more than 60,000.

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The violence has spread to neighbouring districts such as Chirang and turned into a rail blockade agitation as well.

The violence has spread to neighbouring districts such as Chirang and turned into a rail blockade agitation as well.

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While the Indian Railway has stepped up security and made food and water arrangements for stranded passengers, 14 companies of the CRPF have been sent in to the state.

While the Indian Railway has stepped up security and made food and water arrangements for stranded passengers, 14 companies of the CRPF have been sent in to the state.

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Nearly 400 villages are said to be affected and even as shoot-at-sight orders remain in place in the region, the houses of many of those who fled were torched and burnt on Tuesday morning.

Nearly 400 villages are said to be affected and even as shoot-at-sight orders remain in place in the region, the houses of many of those who fled were torched and burnt on Tuesday morning.

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The Assam Police says it has formed special peace committees to talk to the people.

The Assam Police says it has formed special peace committees to talk to the people.

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Curfew is still on in Kokrajhar from 6 am to 6 pm.

Curfew is still on in Kokrajhar from 6 am to 6 pm.