Following the demand of extra military forces, Central government on Jan 10 finally send central troops in Assam-Meghalaya border which has been seeing violent ethnic clashes for 10 days.
The death toll following clashed between the ethnic groups, Garo and Rabha, mounted to nine and more than 30,000 people became homeless.
A government visitor to the region informed, "It seems as if there is no administration in Goalpara. The government has failed to provide security to the people who have been bearing the brunt of the violence since the last ten days. We denounce the government."