2 killed in Assam over B’deshi migrants' issue

Guwahati, Aug 19: Two people were killed and six others injured when miscreants opened fire in northern Assam's Udalguri district on Monday, Aug 16.

Many were hut between two communities over the issue for harassing genuine Indians in the name of detecting illegal Bangladeshis, said officials.

To condemn the killings the students' group, All Assam Student's Union (AASU) will go for strike on Friday, Aug 20

"The need of the hour is to show restraint and calm and not to believe in rumours as it could flare up the situation," said Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.

Community leaders held their meetings to stop further clashes and sources said, many villagers had fled their homes and took shelter in offices and schools

"Adequate security measures have been taken with army, police and paramilitary troops deployed in strength, to restore calm in the area," the police official said.

Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi also appealed, all groups not to take law into their own hands.

The infiltration issue is on the boil in Assam after the Gauhati High Court recently pronounced a verdict declaring 61 people as foreigners after which police moved into action and began a drive to arrest the accused and push them back across the border.