18 people have been killed and ten people have been reported missing after clashes erupted in Kokrajhar in Assam. The Army has been called in to assist the security forces. Meanwhile, more than 30,000 people have fled their homes and reached relief camps. The Deputy Commissioner of Kokhrajhar spoke to TIMES NOW and said that the situation in Kokhrajhar remains tense.
The central government on Tuesday said nearly 4,000 paramilitary troopers have been rushed to two violence-hit Assam districts where communal clashes have left 25 people dead.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh spoke to Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and asked him to control the situation in Kokrajhar and Chirang districts where raging violence has also forced more than 40,000 people to flee their homes in around 400 villages.
"Prime minister spoke to the chief minister and directed him to monitor the situation closely, and ensure safety of people and peace," an official in the Prime Minister's Office said.
The prime minister also promised Gogoi more assistance as 39 companies of central paramilitary forces have been rushed to Assam.
“We have sent 29 companies. Fourteen were sent Monday and 15 more have been sent Tuesday," Home Secretary RK Singh told reporters in Delhi.