Want Results in Assam, Centre Tells Army

Assam_adivasis_armed_PTI_650GUWAHATI: Thousands of people are leaving their homes in parts of Assam where Bodo militants shot dead 83 people on Tuesday in one of the worst massacres in the northeastern state.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who called the killings an act of terror, today met the Army Chief and asked for an all-out operation against the militants
Here are 10 developments in this story:Sources say the home minister told Army Chief Dalbir Singh Suhag that the Centre wants results in Assam and coordination between the army and the state police.
The army says it will intensify its operations against the Bodo militants. It has been sending smaller teams to tackle violence between Bodos and tribals in the region.On Tuesday evening, villagers were shot dead in five attacks within the space of an hour.
Men, women and children were dragged out of homes by militants dressed in military uniforms and killed.Bodo militants allegedly burnt houses last night in Balidanga in Sonitpur, one of the districts worst affected by the violence.Over 10,000 people have taken shelter in relief camps since the killings.
Villagers say their houses have been burnt down and there are no policemen around.Protests by tribals has affected train services in Kokrajhar, where 42 people were killed on Tuesday.An indefinite curfew continues in Kokrajhar and its neighboring areas.
Restrictions are also in place in the Sonitpur, Baksa and Chirang areas.The attacks have been blamed on a breakaway faction of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland, which has been fighting for a separate homeland for decades. The Bodos are an indigenous tribe in Assam, making up 10 percent of the state’s 33 million people.
The National Investigation Agency will investigate the killings. Those who died were mostly tribals who worked in tea gardens in the region.Retaliatory attacks have taken place in Bodo settlements, where three people died on Sunday.
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