Garo and Rabha, the two well-known tribal, live near the border of Assam and Meghalaya of North-East.
"Rabhas living in Meghalaya suffered the most as their houses were set on fire and they fled to our side," stated a senior civil servant in Assam on Jan 7.
Showing concern over the issue, Meghalaya Chief Minister, Mukul Sangma said, "The situation is very tense but under control. I have spoken to Assam CM Tarun Gogoi and shared with him our concern."
Curfew continued all around the region, the army has been deployed on the Assam side and the BSF on the Meghalaya side.