* In Assam, that means non-Muslims: “The authorities are completely biased. They are protecting immigrant Muslims while blaming the (native) Bodos for the violence.
* “Muslims hoisted the Pakistani flag after burning three of my houses completely,” said schoolteacher Jiten Boro of Bakhalpara.
Indian Army patrolling the riot affected Bhakatpara village in Udalguri district of Assam. (PTI Photo)
* 500 houses had been set ablaze and that over 100,000 people had taken shelter in relief camps.
GUWAHATI/UDALGURI: As the orgy of ethnic violence between Bodos and Muslim immigrants spread to newer areas of northern Assam and the death toll touched 40, shoot-at-sight was ordered in riot-ravaged Udalgiri and Darrang districts and more cops deployed in neighbouring Chirang.