Assam

Killing fields

Print edition : January 23, 2015

Adivasi families flee their homes after militants attack Tenganala village in Sonitpur district of Assam on December 24. Photo: RITU RAJ KONWAR

Bodo villagers evacuate after their houses are set on fire by Adivasi miscreants at Gossaigaon in Kokrajhar district on December 25. Photo: AFP

An abandoned dwelling of an Adivasi family in the Ultapani reserve forest in Kokrajhar district. Photo: Ritu Raj Konwar

Militant attacks on Adivasi villages and retaliatory violence in Assam claim more than 80 lives, displace thousands of Bodos and Adivasis, and revive the long-pending demand for Scheduled Tribe status to Adivasi forest dwellers.
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