Assam Gogoi visits Kokrajhar, sporadic violence continues

Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi on Thursday arrived in Kokrajhar to review the situation in the riot-affected areas where curfew was relaxed for a few hours.

Scattered violence continued for the sixth day on Thursday in riot-torn lower Assam districts where one person was killed related stories

What lead to Assam violence Aus issues travel advisory for India's north eastern states Centre dismisses rumours of Bangla hand in Assam in police firing while four persons were injured in an attack by a group of persons in Baksa district. The curfew in Kokrajhar has been relaxed but not in the three other districts - Dhubri, Chirang and Bongaigaon.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is likely to visit Assam's restive Kokrajhar and Chirang districts on Saturday, officials said on Thursday.
When asked about Prime Minister's visit, officials in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said: "Yes. It is still being planned."
Curfew had been relaxed in Kokrajhar district till 12 noon, while in Chirang district it has been relaxed from 12 noon to 5pm.

Kokrajhar district executive magistrate Bipul Saikia was injured in an attack by unidentified assailants and his vehicle damaged while he was on his way to visit a relief camp in Bhotgaon Kanchipara area of the district.

In Dhubri district, one person was killed on Wednesday night when the police fired to quell a mob, taking the death toll to 41, IGP (law and order) LR Bishnoi said. sources:

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