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12 Biharis killed in Assam

November 22, 2003 11:19 IST
Last Updated: November 22, 2003 16:13 IST

Eleven Bihari brick-kiln labourers were shot dead on Saturday by militants belonging to the United Liberation Front of Asom in Tinsukia district of Assam.

Another Bihari was killed in Kakopathar in Dibrugarh district in a group clash.  

With the latest killings, the toll in the week-long anti-Bihari violence in the state has gone up to 46.

Tinsukia's Deputy Commissioner B N Das has been transferred and Superintendent of Police I K Gogoi placed under suspension, Home Commissioner and Secretary K D Tripathi said.

Inspector General of Police K N Sarma told PTI that a group of ULFA militants came to the brick kiln near Mahakali Tea Estate in Bordubi and opened indiscriminate fire.

There have been repeated clashes between Biharis and Assamese after some candidates from Bihar were prevented from appearing for a railway recruitment test in Assam.

The incident found its echo in Bihar where trains entering the state from the northeast were attacked.

Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has called a high-level meeting with senior officials to review the situation.


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i only want to share that bihari's should not have done such an inhuman act, it have crossed the limits of humanity, at least they ...

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I whole heartedly condem the barbaric acts of ULFA Terrorists and sincerely draw the attention of the world media and the Human Rights organisations to ...

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