Step to nip strife in India blocked

A high-court order Monday blocked the Indian Government's mobilization of troops in Assam to help curb growing unrest against immigrant workers in the northeastern state.

The Press Trust of India said the court in Gauhati, the Assamese capital, ordered the temporary suspension of the government's weekend declaration that the state was a troubled area.

The move was intended to let the government use troops to reinforce police trying to contain the agitation, in which more than 80 people have been killed since September.

Even before the court order, demonstrators intensified their picketing of governments offices and oil installations in defiance of the Delhi authorities.

The agency said 15,000 people, many of them women and children, were arrested but not charged during demonstrations across Assam Monday.

About these ads
Sponsored Content by LockerDome

We want to hear, did we miss an angle we should have covered? Should we come back to this topic? Or just give us a rating for this story. We want to hear from you.

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...

Save for later

Save
Cancel

Saved ( of items)

This item has been saved to read later from any device.
Access saved items through your user name at the top of the page.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You reached the limit of 20 saved items.
Please visit following link to manage you saved items.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You have already saved this item.

View Saved Items

OK