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Guwahati, Aug 6: Assam continues to remain tense over separate statehood calls after the Telangana statehood received the go-ahead signal from the Centre. Normal life has been thrown out of gear in the state as different organisations raise demand for four separate states - a state for the Bodos, one for the Karbis, one for the Dimasas and one for the Koch Rajbongshis.

"Bodoland demand is a very old and very genuine. It is very much justified, legitimate and democratic right of the Bodo people of Assam," said Bodoland People's Front MP SK Bwiswmuthiary.

The All Bodo Students Union has given call for a 48 hour bandh in Kokrajhar. The agitators have been raising the slogan "No Bodoland, no rest".

The state government's to shoot at sight order has remained effective.

Karbi Anglong has been the worst-hit region where many government buildings have been destroyed and burnt down. Two deaths have also been reported from the district.

In Kokrajhar, Assam

A 48-hr bandh called by All Bodo Students Union to press for their demand of a separate Bodoland state, in Kokrajhar district of Assam.

In Kokrajhar, Assam

Streets bear a deserted look during the 48-hr bandh called by All Bodo Students Union to press for their demand of a separate Bodoland state, in Kokrajhar district of Assam.

In New Delhi

A jawan of Assam Rifles said to be unhappy with his salary climbed on a 200 feet tall power transmission tower near Nizamudin in New Delhi .

In New Delhi

Chief Minister of Assam Tarun Gogoi shakes hands with his Nagaland counterpart Neiphiu Rio (R) after a meeting on Assam - Nagaland border issues at Assam Bhawan in New Delhi.

Protesters during curfew in Taralangsu in Karbi Anglong

Firemen extinguish a fire at a government office after it was set on fire by protesters during curfew in Taralangsu in Karbi Anglong district, Assam.

Separate state for ‘Karbi tribal'

A youth injured during clash with police in Assam's Karbi Anglong hills district on Friday as supporters of separate state for ‘Karbi tribal' clashed at Dolamora in Karbianglong.

Demanding creation of a State of Karbi Anglong

Karbi Students ‘Association (KSA) staging a protest demonstration, at Santi Uddyan, Dighalipukhuri in Guwahati demanding creation of a State of Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao.

Demanding separate Kamatapur state

Activists of All Koch-Rajbonshi Students Union (AKRSU) staging a protest demanding separate Kamatapur state, in Guwahati.

In Guwahati

A security person keeps vigil in front of the Guwahati Railway Station on Saturday ahead of the Independence Day celebrations.

"We demand a separate state and will continue our protest till the demand is met," said Longpi Ingti Anglong, President, Karbi Students Association.

Meanwhile, a 12 hour bandh continues in Dima Hasao hill district.

A 32-member political team with demands for Dimasa and Karbi Anglong states have reached Delhi.

In lower Assam, the All Assam Koch Rajbongshi Students Union has given a call for a 36-hour bandh and hunger strike. Their demand is a separate Kamtapur state.

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