Communalism

River of blood

Print edition : May 30, 2014

Bodies of some of the victims killed in the attacks at Baksa district. Many bodies were fished out of the Beki river. Many villagers who jumped into the river to escape their attackers are still missing. Survivors said there were around 40 gunmen, most of them in battle fatigues with their faces covered with black cloth. Photo: REUTERS

Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi at a relief camp set up at Narayanguri village in Baksa district. Photo: Ritu Raj Konwar

Activists of the All Assam Minority Students Union (AAMSU) protest in Guwahati on May 6. Photo: PTI

BPF leader Pramila Rani Brahma. A day before the attacks she claimed that the BPF candidate in Kokrajhar could lose because Muslims had not voted for him. Photo: Ritu Raj Konwar

The massacre in the villages of the Bodoland Territorial Area is seen by the minority community as yet another attempt by the Bodoland People’s Front to create terror among non-Bodos in its pursuit of the demand for a separate State.
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