Assam CM demands more paramilitary forces

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Guwahati, Oct 12 : Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has demanded more companies of central security forces to prevent clashes between Bodo tribals and Bangladeshi settlers.

"We are asking another seven companies also. Then I asked also home guards to be recruited so that we can provide necessary security," said Gogoi. The Assam Government has decided to institute a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) inquiry into the latest communal clashes that led to the death of 55 persons and wounded over 100 people in Udalguri and Darrang districts in the state.

Gogoi said the State Government would request the CBI to identify the forces behind the violence as early as possible. He also said the State Government would also conduct an inquiry and warned that anybody instigating violence will not be spared.

Around 2,500 houses were damaged in 54 villages in both the districts in the clashes.

The Chief Minister further said that about two lakh affected people are still taking shelter in relief camps. He has asked the district authorities to draw an action plan to provide security to the people so that they can return home.

Over 51 people have been killed in clashes between the tribal Bodo community and migrant Muslims in violence-hit Udalguri and Darrang Districts of Assam.

ANI

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