Guwahati, Jul 27: The grave situation in Assam worsened with fresh violence in the riots hit region in the state. A relief camp has been torched and a woman has been shot dead in Duramari village near Kokrajhar, the epicentre of riots.
Earlier, at least 44 people died and more than 3 lakh people were misplaced taking shelter at various relief camps. The violence broke out over ethnical clashes between Bodos and Muslims residing in the region. Soon the fire of the riot scattered to its near by areas.
A 10-member coordination committee has been set up by Congress. The committee will look into the matters regarding violence in the state.
The Chief Minister of the state, Tarun Gogoi faced tremendous criticism over his alleged inept handling of a sensitive situation. However, the CM on Friday, Jul 27 claimed that violence will be brought under control soon.
The CM, who earlier on Thursday claimed that Assam "is not burning", later on Friday stated, "I am confident that we will be able to control, provide relief. The media is giving a wrong impression."
Meanwhile, Congress MP Rehman Khan criticised the CM and his government by openly stating, "There is a failure somewhere, but violence is contained. And now the Chief Minister is visiting. The major problem is how to rehabilitate the people who have fled, how to infuse confidence in the people and take up the rehabilitation system and see they are moved to their places from the camps."
Contradictory to Khan's statement, Digvijay Singh had earlier praised Gogoi for tackling the situation in the state effectively. "Tarun Gogoi and the whole administration tried to control the situation immediately," said Singh before adding, "Tarun Gogoi's performance should not be judged by only one incident."