Assam govt bans bandhs for a month

Assam govt bans bandhs for a month

Death toll in the Assam violence mounted to 95 on Wednesday with the recovery of seven bodies, even as another district was brought under indefinite curfew and the government called for a ban on bandhs for a month.

Two bodies were recovered from Dhemaji and five others from Dhubri, Chirang, Baksa and Kokrajhar districts on Tuesday night and this morning, official sources said, adding most of the bodies were those of relief camp refugees.

“The toll now stands at 95,” Assam IGP (Law and Order) L R Bishnoi said.

“Army is staging flag marches and police and security forces are maintaining 24-hour vigil in the disturbed areas,” he said.

Indefinite curfew was clamped from 5 pm in Sonitpur in central Assam, which witnessed violence on Tuesday during the bandh called by the All Assam Minority Students’ Union, the fifth district to be brought under curfew.

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