Press Esc to close
Monday 21 August 2017
News updated at 12:43 AM IST

Train services hit, violence continues in Assam

Kokrajhar (Assam), Aug 2, 2013 (PTI): 13:07 IST
Violence erupted in Assam's Karbi Anglong hills district on Wednesday as supporters of separate state for 'Karbi tribal' involved in clashes with police and CRPF at the district's head quarter, Diphu. PTI Photo
Train services were today paralysed in Assam as several Bodo outfits resorted to a 12-hour railway blockade in Kokrajhar while violence continued for the third day in Karbi Anglong as ethnic groups stepped up their demand for a separate state on the lines of Telangana.

All Bodo Student's Union (ABSU) along with prominent Bodo organisations, including NDFB (Progressive), All Bodo Womens' Federation (ABWF), Bodo Sahitya Sabha (BSS), Bodo Peoples' Progressive Front (BPPF) and others squatted on railway tracks with placards at Kokrajhar Railway Station since early morning with no trains either entering or leaving Kokrajhar.

Major trains like Up and Down Rajdhani Express, Saraighat Express, Kamrup Express, Brahmaputra Mail have been regulated at several stations including Guwahati, Bongaigaon, Rangiya and Alipurduar while five local trains have been cancelled, North East Frontier Railway sources said.

Tight security has been imposed in and around all railway stations in Lower Assam districts of Kokrajhar, Bongaigaon, Chirang, Baksa, Nalbari and Kamrup.
Violence, meanwhile, continued in Karbi Anglong district with protestors setting ablaze a government vehicle at Nungpung, an electricity office and the handloom and textile departments at Hamrem, police said.

The police have arrested the President of Karbi Students' Association (KSA) Laiseng Engleng for allegedly inciting violence and seven others have been rounded up from Dokmoka area.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
A butterfly on a flower at a park in Guwahati on...

A butterfly on a flower at a park in Guwahati on...

An artist giving finishing touches to the idols of Lord Ganesha during the upcoming...

An artist giving finishing touches to the idols of Lord Ganesha during the upcoming...

Villagers fishing in the flood-hit Balimukh village in Morigaon district of Assam...

Villagers fishing in the flood-hit Balimukh village in Morigaon district of Assam...

Women take part in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest 'Disco Dance' to...

Women take part in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest 'Disco Dance' to...

A villager carrying household items submerged in flood waters, at the flood-hit Balimukh...

A villager carrying household items submerged in flood waters, at the flood-hit Balimukh...

Legend cricketer Sachin Tendulkar with his fans during the 2nd edition of Mumbai Half Marathon...

Legend cricketer Sachin Tendulkar with his fans during the 2nd edition of Mumbai Half Marathon...

Fruit vendors row a boat as they look for customers inside the Dal Lake in Srinagar, the summer...

Fruit vendors row a boat as they look for customers inside the Dal Lake in Srinagar, the summer...

Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh walking the ramp at the Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2017...

Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh walking the ramp at the Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2017...

A flower composition is seen during the 48th Debrecen Flower Festival in Debrecen, 226 kms east...

A flower composition is seen during the 48th Debrecen Flower Festival in Debrecen, 226 kms east...

Bollywood actor Vidyut Jamwal showcases a creation by designer Kazingmei during Lakme Fashion...

Bollywood actor Vidyut Jamwal showcases a creation by designer Kazingmei during Lakme Fashion...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.