CHRONOLOGY: 2015
  • January 2: Inspector General of Assam Police (Law and Order) SN Singh says that the 23 December 2024 carnage, in which over 70 persons were killed, was executed without the knowledge of NDFB chief IK Songbijit. “Songbijit was not aware of the plan. He was in Myanmar. It was the most wanted senior leader of the NDFB(S) faction Bidai who orchestrated the violence in five different areas in Sonitpur and BTAD,” Singh said.

  • January 2: An official press release states that the Union government has extended the period of ‘Disturbed Area’ in Assam for another one year since 3 November 2014, under the provisions of Section 3 of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA), 1958, through a notification on 4 November 2014.

  • January 5: The Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) in a report states that over 3,00,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) of the State – the largest conflict induced IDPs of the world in 2014 – were languishing under a man-made humanitarian crisis in 85 relief camps in four districts- Sonitpur, Kokrajhar, Udalguri and Chirang. The ACHR’s observation came after its visit to some of the affected sites on 27 December. As per Assam Government’s official figures, the number of refugees in relief camps is 1.40 lakh in 85 relief camps.

  • January 5: Security Forces arrest a NDFB-S militant, Daimu Narzary, from Kajalgaon in Chirang district.

  • January 5: IGP-law and order, S.N. Singh retracted from his earlier statement absolving NDFB-IKS 'commander-in-chief' I.K. Songbijit of the December 23 carnage of Adivasis. "Whatever the chief minister has stated is correct and I stand by his statement," he told reporters. The IGP-Law and Order had on January 2 said that the killings were carried out under direction of G. Bidai, the number two leader of the NDFB-S without the consent of Songbijit.
  • January 5: Security forces arrest ULFA-I militant, Kamal Laskar alias David Asom (32), from Dhemajigaon near Raha in Nagaon district. ADGP-Law and Order RM Singh further revealed that several political leaders of the State belonging to different parties could be targeted by the banned outfit.
  • January 5: Police kill a suspected militant of NDFB-S in the Bogijaan area along the Golaghat-Karbi Anglong border. Two grenades, a 9mm pistol, seven rounds of cartridges and two mobile phones were recovered from the site. The suspected NDFB-S cadre who was killed in the encounter was identified as Birat Basumatary of Gohpur in Sonitpur district.
  • January 6: The Army kill a suspected KPLT militant in an encounter near Hamren in Karbi Anglong district. An M16 rifle and ammunition were recovered.
  • January 6: Two militants belonging to NDFB-S, identified as Probin Brahma and Vijay Kumar Brahma, are arrested by the police from Banshijhora in Parbatjhora subdivision in Kokrajhar district. A 9mm pistol, a 7.62mm pistol, ammunition and mobile phones were recovered.
  • January 8: Security forces kill two KPLT cadres in a gun-battle at Rongtang village in Karbi Anglong district. Three small fire arms were also seized from the incident site, Police informed. KPLT has called for a 48-hour bandh in Karbi Anglong district from January 11. The bandh (shutdown) has been called to protest the killing of its member, believed to be the 'deputy commander-in-chief', Kengkam Terang.
  • January 8-9: Security Forces arrest nine NDFB-S cadres along with a huge cache of arms and ammunition. Seven of them were arrested in Kokrajhar district on January 9 while the other two were nabbed at Gohpur on January 8. Seven of the arrested cadres were identified as Milan Mushahary alias Mithinga (‘second in-command of Kokrajhar platoon’ of NDFB-IKS), Gautam Moholia, Joyanta Muchahary, Bina Basumatary, Swamkar Brahma alias Khurai, Khanda Narzary and Deuthwai Basumatary. The remaining two were not unidentified yet.
  • January 10: Security forces kill a ‘platoon commander’, identified as B.Jeblang, of NDFB-S at Khalsibazar within Serfanguri Police Station jurisdiction in Kokrajhar district during a counter-insurgency operation. A news report states that Jeblang was involved in the killing of five Adivasis at Pakriguri in Kokrajhar on 23 December 2014 and was also involved in the killing of five Hindi-speaking people in the same district.
  • January 11: Security forces arrest 12 NDFB-S militants from three different locations in the forest areas along the Indo-Bhutan border in Chirang district and recover a large cache of arms and ammunitions.
  • January 12: Security forces arrest 'platoon commander of Belsiri area' "corporal" of NDFB-S, Bodosha Narzary alias Bishnu Narzary (28), from Dhemaji district. During interrogation, Bodosha confessed to his involvement in the carnage at Sonajuli in Biswanath Chariali in Sonitpur district and his association in other unlawful activities.
  • January 12: Security forces arrest one NDFB-S linkman, Subungma Basumatary alias Suresh (37), from Biswanath Chariali in Sonitpur district. L.R. Bishnoi said nearly 50 NDFB-IKS militants have been apprehended and a top leader of the outfit killed in the four BTAD districts since the operation against the rebel group was intensified.
  • January 12: NDFB-S 'Deputy Army Chief' G. Bidai alias Bishnu Goyari, one of the mastermind behind the 23 December Adivasi massacre, had discussed the possibility of talks with the State Government nearly a week ahead of the killing, report. The discussions failed and an encounter on 21 December 2014 resulted in a massacre by Bidai's men. Sources here said Bidai had been sending feelers on coming to the negotiation table for some time, which prompted the Assam Police to explore the opportunity of getting the entire group.
  • January 13: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh says that there will be no talks with militant outfits that indulge in violence, though doors are open for parleys with others.
  • January 13: Security forces arrest the 'second lieutenant' and "chief recruiting officer", Enon Bargoyary alias Erkhang (30) 'platoon commander of Amteka', Rinen Basumatary alias Majhi (30), from a forested area in Amteka on the Indo-Bhutan border in Chirang district. Rinen Basumatary had surrendered after the Operation All Clear in 2003 but rejoined the NDFB-S two years back.
  • January 13: Security forces arrest six more NDFB-S militants from unidentified locations. The arrested militants were identified as Pranjit Basumatary (19), Kerkho Mushahary (21), Pribol Chumpamari (21), Milan Basumatary (28), Anjalus Basumatary (27) and Pradit Swargoyary (26).
  • January 14: Security forces arrest a 'platoon commander', identified as Pradeep Brahma, of the NDFB-S from Goalpara district.

  • January 14: The Army arrest two RVA militants, identified as Ful Kumar Rabha and Bishwajit Rabha, from Kokrajhar district.

  • January 16: Security forces arrest two militants of NDFB-S from Gauripur under Bijni Police Station in Chirang district. The arrested cadres were identified as Suwambam Basumatary and Toten Basumatary.

  • January 19: The Army arrest 18 militants of NDFB-S and eight suspected KLPF cadres from across the State. Eleven NDFB-S militants were arrested from Panbari forest in Chirang The militants include Deven Goyari [an IED expert], Hokom Boro, Upendra Nath, Raton Bengali, Namal Basumatary, Sanjay Goyari, Ulla Basumatary, Raju Boro, Konin Basumatary, Prakash Narzary alias Gahen and Ranjan Basumatary alias Kipihungla. The arms and ammunition recovered from the militants include two improvised explosive devices (IED), nine detonators, two 7.65mm pistols with 10 rounds of ammunition, five rounds of ammunition of 7.62mm pistols and a packet of ball bearings.

  • January 19: Security forces arrest five NDFB-S militants along the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border in Udalguri District The five include "commanding officer" of the '13th battalion' Binku Narzary alias Birlangbai [on the "most wanted" list], Bidai Singh Narzary alias Bugdaw, Lohit Basumatary alias B. Ferkw, N. Araibaw alias Ajak Narzary and Durga Singh Basumatary alias B. Khamshaw.

  • January 19: Security forces arrest 'Nalbari platoon commander' of NDFB-S "sergeant" Bimal Boro alias Khwobla (26), from Antaibari under Tamulpur Police Station in Baksa. Another NDFB-S militant, identified as Danswrang Daimary (21), is arrested from the Paltan Bazar Police Station area in Guwahati in Kamrup.
  • January 21: The NIA reveals that a section of State forest department personnel had teamed up with NDFB-S o kill 36 people, including women and children, from the minority community in Assam's Baksa district in 2014. NIA stated that "Some forest officials have joined hands with suspected NDFB-IKS cadres and formed a 30 to 40-member group, who took part in mass killing of innocent people at Nongke Khagrabari village on 2 May 2014, with firearms and sharp weapons like dao (machete)." An NIA source said the forest staff of Bansbari range, who were from the Bodo community, were against people from the minority community staying in the fringe areas of the forest as they consider them as outsiders and because of that they joined hands with NDFB-S to carry out the massacre.
  • January 22: A 'section commander' of NDFB-S Sirkhung Basumatary, who was involved in the killing of Adivasis on 23 December was arrested at Bangalore in Karnataka. A source stated that he was also suspected to be involved in an earlier incident of killing of Hindi-speaking people.
  • January 22: Four NDFB-S militants Binku Narzary alias Birlangbai, Ajoi Basumatary alias B. Buhum, Dilip Basumatary alias Bir Baisa alias Lambu and Khamrei Basumatary alias Udla, who were earlier arrested were shifted to Sonitpur from Guwahati by NIA for detailed interrogation.
  • January 23: BSF IG Meghalaya Frontier Sudesh Kumar states that number of camps of Indian militant groups in Bangladesh has gone down after security authorities of that country launched a crackdown. He also adds that there are only 39 camps of Indian militant groups in Bangladesh and most of these camps are located in inaccessible areas of the Chittagong Hill Tract (CHT). He also said that most these Indian militants now do not have any well-mechanized training camps but instead they have set up small sheds from where the insurgents usually operate.
  • January 25: Five NFDB-S militants are arrested from Ripu reserve forest area of Kokrajhar. Three militants are identified as Daneshwar Basumatary alias B Dapung alias Ustad Laoga Basumatary and Girish Soren. Two pistols and three hand grenades recovered from Daneshwar Basumatary and two hand grenades and eight detonators with fuses recovered from Laoga Basumatary and Girish Soren.

 

CHRONOLOGY: 2014

  • January 3: General Secretary of NDFB-Pro Talk Faction, Gobinda Basumatary, says the NRC in Assam must be updated keeping 1951 as the base year instead of 1971 fixed by the Government.

  • January 4: Three militants of the NDFB Songbijit faction surrender at the SP office of Chirang district.
  • January 5: Decomposed bodies of nine persons, who were killed on 28 December 2013, are found in Dimapur in Nagaland, neighboring Assam’s Karbi Anglong district. The bodies are found in a heap in a roadside drain at Pachaspura, 15 kms from Dimapur and the deceased belong to the Karbi tribe including a leader of the Karbi Students’ Association
  • January 6: The Naga Rengma Hills Protection Force (NRHPF) claims responsibility of killing of nine Karbi persons at Pachaspura near Chumukedima and says that it was a retaliatory action of the armed outfit against the rival KPLT group after killing of four persons of Rengma community and rendering several hundreds homeless. The NRHPF C-in-C Keyhang Rengma says that the cabinet meeting of the outfit confirms that its ‘eastern command’ has killed the nine persons at New Jaluki Road in Dimapur in the morning of December 28.
  • January 8: Two NDFB(S) militants are killed in encounter with Security Forces at Jumduar Bongaon in Kokrajhar district.
  • January 9: Police arrested one KPLT militant, in connection with Khowani village killing on December 27 from an undisclosed location.
  • January 9: The NRHPF, which claimed responsibility for killing nine persons, whose bodies were recovered near Dimapur, was floated by the NSCN-IM for protection of the Rengma Naga people living in Karbi Anglong.
  • January 12: Karbi Anglong Superintendent of Police, Mugdha Jyoti Mahanta announced the arrested of a KPLT "corporal" Sarhon Teron from Karbi Anglong. Mahanta further stated that the arrested militant led the Police to recreate the crime scene of the Khowanigaon attack which led to the Karbi-Rengma Naga violence.
  • January 12: A KLO leader says the outfit was ready for “unconditional” talks with the state and the Centre as it wants peace.
  • January 15: ULFA-I executes one of its leaders accusing him of involvement in activities detrimental to the group. ULFA-I’s Arunodoi Asom said the executed leader, Partha Asom alias Partha Pratim Gogoi, was the ‘assistant finance secretary’ and an ‘operational commander’ in the outfit.
  • January 16: Hundreds of people raise slogans against ULFA-I ‘Commander-in-Chief’ Paresh Baruah at ULFA's birthplace in Sivasagar as they escorted the body of the outfit's assistant finance secretary, Partha Partim Gogoi, who was executed Baruah's orders for 'conspiring with Assam Police" against the outfit.
  • January 16: Bharat Singh Rathore (48), manager of Pabhoi tea estate is abducted by militants from his bungalow in Sonitpur district on January 16.
  • January 17: At least six persons died when suspected NDFB-S militants pulled down about a dozen persons from a bus and opened fire at them at Serfanguri in Kokrajhar district. The bus was on its way from Siliguri in West Bengal to Shillong when a group of armed militants intercepted it on NH-31 at Athiabari under Serfanguri Police Station.
  • January 17: Security Forces kill a hardcore NDFB-S militant in Kokrajhar district.
  • January 17:Director General of Police, Khagen Sharma says that the ULFA-I led by Paresh Baruah is trying to regroup insurgent outfits and CPI-Maoist. He said that the Maoists are the biggest threat and they have about 100 trained cadres in the state and many supporters.”
  • January 17: NSCA militants killed Tea tribe leader Niranjan Patra inside his house at Sekoni tea estate in Nagaon district. Nagaon Superintendent of Police Bibekraj Singh said preliminary investigations had revealed that the youths who killed Patra were known to the victim. The SP said three Adivasi youths of Patra’s locality had floated an outfit, Adivasi Tribal Force [ATF], in 2013 to launch an extortion drive. Soon after, they were arrested and after about three months, released on bail. Subsequently, they are suspected to have floated the NSCA”.
  • January 17: Suspected militants belonging to Zakir Bahini, UDLA, abduct two traders, Nishith Das (27) and Tiklu Kumar Das (28), from Ramnathpur under Katlicherra block in Hailakandi district.
  • January 18: NDFB-S militants kill Imran Ali, and injuring four others in the Panbari area of Chirang district.
  • January 18: Suspected NDFB-IKS militants kill Bishom Sharma, a Hindi-speaking barber, near his salon at Harisinga in Udalguri district.
  • January 18: NDFB-IKS militants shot at and injured a trader, Bikram Rai, at Dhekiajuli in Sonitpur district.
  • January 18: The KLO says that they are not ready for tripartite talks with the Government of India and the reports appeared in certain newspapers could be the sinister design of Government to create mistrust among the community.
    January 19: NDFB-S militants shot dead a trader, Gaur Kundu (38), at Mangolchora bazaar under Bogaribari Police Station of Dhubri district.
  • January 18: Assam DGP, Khagen Sarma, states that the ISI is behind the unification bid of Northeastern militants.
  • January 18: Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi orders intensification of operation against NDFB-S in coordination with Army and CAPF.
  • January 20: The State Police Headquarters declared 15 members of the NDFB-S, including its chief Songbijit Ingti Kathar (IK Songbijit), as 'most wanted'. Assam Police said valuable information leading to the arrest of these 15 NDFB-S militants will be worth INR 9.5 million.
    January 21: A group of NDFB-S militants, during an operation in the jungles near Dimajuli village in the Assam-Bhutan bordering areas in Chirang district.
  • January 20: The KLO threatens to target Bengali-speaking refugees in lower Assam and North Bengal areas, if SFs continue their alleged torture of Koch-Rajbongshis.
  • January 20: One ULFA-I militant, identified as Raju Haloi, is arrested by Security Forces from the Basistha area of Guwahati (Kamrup Metro). Police said that Haloi was planted there by ULFA-I's 'western commander' Drishti Rajkhowa to trigger a blast.
  • January 20: Police arrest 'commander-in-chief' of KNLA,Ysong Bey, along with two other militants from a hideout near Diphu Railway Station in Karbi Anglong district.
  • January 20: The manager of Pabhoi Tea Estate at Biswanath Chariali in Sonitpur district, Bharat Singh Rathod, who was abducted from his bungalow in the garden on January 16, is released by his captors at Namara near the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border. NDFB-S is suspected to be behind the incident.
  • January 20: In a joint statement, CorCom, an umbrella organization of Manipur-based militant groups, ULFA-I, NDFB-IKS,NLFT,KLO and HNLC have called upon the people of the region to boycott the Republic Day to fight together against the "colonial rule" of India. CorCom consists of KCP, KYKL, PREPAK, PREPAK-Pro, PLA and UNLF.
    January 22: One militant of ULFA-I is killed by Security Forces in encounter in Goalpara district along the Assam-Meghalaya border.
  • January 20: The MHA directs SSB to undertake special counter-insurgency operations in the State and check the actions of the NDFB-S. SSB has been asked to create a Special Operations Group (SOG) in its battalions which will take on the NDFB primarily in the districts of Chirang, Udalguri, Kokrajhar and Baksa.
  • January 20: The Centre warns the NDFB-RD that its cadres straying out of designated camps without approval would be treated on a par with militants from the NDFB-S.
  • January 21: Security Forces arrest one ULFA-I militant, Raju Haloi, from Basistha area (Kamrup Metro district). Police said that Haloi was assigned by ULFA-I's 'western commander' Drishti Rajkhowa to trigger a blast.
  • January 23: The NIA registers an open First Information Report (FIR) against ULFA-I under various sections of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).
  • January 24: Two suspected ULFA-I militants are killed in a blast at about 7 kilometre from Umrangshu area in Dima Hasao district when the bomb they were carrying in a vehicle exploded. The Police have identified them as Sahabuddin and Aminuddin of Lanka (Nagaon District).
  • January 24: State Police announced cash rewards of INR 6.2 miilion for those who can provide information about 11 militants of the KLO and seven cadres of the NDFB-S. The KLO list includes four top leaders, 'commander-in-chief' Nityananda Sarkar alias Shyam Ray, 'general secretary' Keshab Barman, 'assistant organising secretary' Lal Chand Deka and 'cultural secretary' Digambar Rai alias Jibon Koch. Cash rewards of INR 500,000 each have been announced against the quartet while INR 300,000 each will be given for information provided on another seven cadres.
  • January 25: One NDFB-S militant, identified as Prem Kumar Basumatary (18), is nabbed by the poublic at Tungkurmari area under Sidli Police Station of Chirang district.
  • January 26: Two hardcore NDFB-S cadres are arrested by the Security Forces from Borthol area of Karbi Anglong district. One A K 47 rifle with 21 bullets and one .32 pistol along with 2 magazines and 11 bullets are seized from their possession.
  • January 26: Sonitpur district unit of the AAMSU takes out a rally in Tezpur against NDFB-S's attack on Policemen in the district.
  • January 26: Sonitpur SP Sanjukta Parashar saying that the three NDFB-S militants involved in the ambush in Thalola-Laodangi have been identified as B Naihab, Chiju and Bishu and they are still hiding in Batachipur area. She says that a joint operation is going on to arrest the culprits.
  • January 26: Sonitpur ASP-Security, Gulzar Hussain (37), and a Police Informer are killed while five constables are injured as NDFB-S ambushed a patrol at Thalola in the Batachipur area under Dhekiajuli Police Station in Sonitpur district. NDFB-S claimed responsibility of the ambush.
  • January 26: The ULFA-I executes its 'cultural secretary', Anjumoni Saikia alias Dalimi Dutta, at the outfit's Myanmar camp . Director-General of Police Khagen Sarma says the Police received unconfirmed reports of her death.
  • January 29: Sonitpur ASP-Security, Gulzar Hussain (37), and a Police Informer are killed and five Constables are injured as NDFB-IKS ambush a patrol at Thalola in the Batachipur area under Dhekiajuli Police Station in Sonitpur district.
  • January 31: The ULFA-I confirmed the death of its 'council secretary' Dalimi Asom alias Anju Saikia. In a statement emailed to the media by ULFA-I's 'assistant publicity secretary' Arunoday Asom, the outfit claimed that Saikia had committed suicide.
  • January 31: Suspected KPLT militants abduct two buisneesmen, Dhiman Choudhary alias Dhiman Lindo (30) and Sudip Chanda (36), from Zerikingding area under the Zerikingding Police Station in Karbi Anglong district. KPLT ‘publicity secretary’, Nokmey Tungjang has, however, informed that the group was not involved with abduction of the duo.
  • February 1: Security Forces arrest four NDFB-S militants from Lahorijan area in Karbi Anglong district .
  • February 1: The Rengma Naga organisations in Karbi Anglong district reiterates their demand for the creation of RHADC through bifurcation of Rengma Hills from Karbi Anglong based on the original boundary of the Hills and Rengma Mouzas (a erstwhile term for revenue collection unit) with its headquarters at Bokajan.
  • February 3: The NSAB member P.C. Haldar said that the presence of CPI-Maoist in the Northeast has the potential to create serious “strategic security complications”.
  • February 4: Suspected militants belonging to NDFB-S abduct a businessman, identified as Anup Das, from Dukhungaon under the Runikhata Police Station in Chirang district.
  • February 4: Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi says that CPI-Maoist has entered into an understanding with the Northeastern region of India based militants as well as with Pakistan’s external intelligence agency ISI to spread its network in the state. He said that despite repeated warnings on the issue from the State, the Central Government is yet to take act on the growing CPI-Maoist threat in the State.
  • February 4: Joint Secretary-Northeast at MHA Shambhu Singh, was greeted with a demand for a separate State for Karbi community in Diphu of Karbi Anglong district. HSDP submits a memorandum to Singh demanding quick action in executing the MoS, permanent rehabilitation packages for former UPDS cadres and withdrawal of criminal cases against them.
  • February 7: AASM, an organisation representing non-Karbi of Karbi Anglong district, urged the MHA Joint Secretary, Shambhu Singh to send a study team to assess both the present and future conditions of the non-Karbis if Autonomous State is created comprising the two hill districts of Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao.
  • February 9: Train services were disrupted in lower Assam region due to the 12-hour railway blockade call by the ABSU at Basugaon Station in Chirang district, demanding resolution of the 'Bodoland' issue. The blockade was later reduced to six hours after the ABSU received a formal invitation from the Central Government for the third round of tripartite talks on February 21. Apart from the ABSU, leaders of allied organisations like the NDFB-PTF, BPPF, UDPF, PJACBM also took part in the blockade.
  • February 9: Minister of State for Home R.P.N. Singh told Rajya Sabha (Upper House of Indian Parliament) that CPI-Maoist are trying to set up organisational bases in the Norteast to forge ties with other insurgent groups to meet their military needs and the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border has emerged as another theatre of Maoist activities.
  • February 13: The State Government charged its counterpart in Arunachal Pradesh with carrying out "some activities and implementing some schemes" at Behali area in its territory. Issuing an official statement at the ongoing State Assembly session, Environment and Forest Minister, Rockybul Hussain said, "Though the Behali Reserve Forest is inside the Assam border, Arunachal Pradesh is doing some activities and implementing some schemes there
  • February 17: Suspected NDFB-S militants shot at a businessmanat Lengraghat Bazaar in Kokrajhar district.
  • February 18: Four suspected ULFA-I militants are arrested by the Security Forces in Goalpara district.
  • February 20: A 'deputy commander' (southern command) of the NDFB-S identified as B. Thaijou alias Kamaram Brahma is killed in an encounter with Security Forces at Makrijhora-Malatijhora area of Parbhatjora subdivision in Kokrajhar district.
  • February 20: During the third round of tripartite talks among the Centre, Assam Government and NDFB-P, the NDFB-PTF asked the Centre to adopt the same strategy as creation of Telangana and create a separate State of Bodoland without the approval of the Assam Assembly. Ceasefire with NDFB(P) is extended for another six months. The Centre is also holding three separate rounds of dialogues with ABSU and associated organisation, BPPF, BNC and BPF.
  • February 20: The ABSU 'general secretary' Romeo P. Narzary described tripartite talks among Central and State Governments and ABSU, on Bodoland Statehood issue, as inconclusive.
  • February 20: Major cases under investigation by the NIA in the region are related to smuggling of weapons and ammunition from the Police armoury in Nagaland by some Police personnel to both factions of the NSCN. The second major case is the recently registered case (RC-04/2013) against the 'commander-in-chief' of the Independent ULFA-I Paresh Baruah and others. Another NIA case in the region relates to the big cache of smuggled weapons seized in Mizoram.
  • February 20: The MHA Joint Secretary (Northeast) Shambhu Singh says, that it is a no win situation for the militant groups. Their numbers are limited. If it comes to handle them militarily, the might of the Government is always more than what they can muster.
  • February 23: Five Bodo groups, including one militant group, NDFB-PTF along with other four, ABSU, PJACBM, BPPF and UDPF announced that movement for a separate Bodoland State will intensify if the fourth round of tripartite dialogue scheduled on February 27 fails to come up with a permanent solution to the long-standing demand of different Bodo groups.
  • February 24: At least 13 people are injured when suspected NDFB-S militants triggered two blasts in Gasbari daily market near Baihata Chariali in Kamrup (Rural) District.
  • February 24: BPF and BNC welcomes Government's decision to set up a one-man committee to look into the viability of a Bodoland state and issues related to land. But the ABSU and its allied organisations have rejected it.
  • February 26: One NDFB-S militant, Swmkwr Basumatary (26), surrenders before the Police in Kokrajhar district.
  • February 26: The Central Government set up an expert committee to study and examine the demand for Bodoland state to be carved out of Assam. The one-man expert committee of former Union Home Secretary G.K. Pillai will submit a report in nine months after consulting all sections of society on the viability of creating Bodoland.
  • February 27: Suspected militants entered Itchapur village (inhibited by Dimasa tribe) and set ablaze seven houses of the village which fall under Diphu subdivision of Karbi Anglong district. Though the Karbi Anglong District administration suspects that people opposed to the blockade might have committed the act but officially no details were revealed.
  • February 28: The 100-hour bandh (general strike) called by NCHIPF in Dima Hasao District from February 26 will further delay the Lumding-Silchar broad-gauge conversion project. The bandh is called by the NCHIPF to demand the bifurcation of the present Dima Hasao (formerly North Cachar Hills) Autonomous District Council into two separate Autonomous District Council.
  • March 1: The SJAM and several other non-Bodo organisations called a 12-hour BTAD bandh (general shutdown) on March 4 in protest against the constitution of the expert committee to look into the demand for creation of Bodoland State, which evoked total response in Kokrajhar.
  • March 4: GK Pillai's scheduled visit to Kokrajhar did not happen due to some 'logistical reason'.
  • March 5: Security Forces arrest three suspected KPLT militants from Kheroni area in Karbi Anglong district.
  • March 5: Scecurity Forces kill one NDFB-S militant, Kenduguri 'section commander' N-Wongtinlang, at Odang village near Karigaon in Kokrajhar district.
  • March 5: Security Forces arrest an NDFB-S militant, Ankhang Brahma (21) from Kokrajhar district. A 7.65mm pistol loaded with two live rounds are recovered from the militant.
  • March 5: The doctors and staffs of Haflong Civil Hospital of Dima Hasao District are receiving threatening calls and SMSs in the name of one Jek Dimasa, 'Haflong commander' of DHD-Action since 1st week of February' 2014. The Doctors and Staffs of Haflong Civil Hospital on March 6 have submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner of Dima Hasao District requesting him to look into the matter.
  • March 10: Seven militants belonging to NDFB-S surrender at Agia in Goalpara district. Arms and ammunition laid down by the militants include six pistols, live ammunition rounds, hand grenades and other war like stores.
  • March 13: Six different organisations of the Amri Karbi community resorts to rail blockade at Tetelia station demanding ST(H) status and autonomous council for the community.
  • March 16: According to the MHA, the NDFB killed at least 70 people in Assam during 2010-14.
  • March 20: The first batch of Rengma Nagas who were displaced following tension between Rengma Nagas and Karbis and who took refuge in several relief camps since 20 December 2013 returned home in Chokihola region under Nilip development block in Karbi Anglong district. After an official letter issued by Prasanta Buragohain Deputy Commissioner (DC) Karbi Anglong on 14 March, 542 Rengmas out of the 1002 moved out for their homes from the camp in Silonijan High School. Till now 787 Rengmas were taking shelter in three relief camps said RNSU President.
  • March 28: Security Forces arrest a suspected CPI-Maoist and recovered one mobile handset, bomb manufacturing thread and few small steel pipes from his residence Bambari of Deohall Tea Estate under Bordubi Police Station in Tinsukia district. According to the police, the arrested Maoist has been identified as Anil Mallick (28) who was working as a temporary employee of Deohall Tea Estate.
  • March 31: The 'commander-in-chief' of the Santhali Tiger Force, Shivlal Murmu (33), is shot dead by unidentified assailants at Padumpukhuri under Gossaigaon Police Station in Kokrajhar district.
  • March 31: 'Area commander' of NDFB-S, Medra Boro is killed while three other fled with injuries following an exchange of fire between the Police and the rebel group at Kamargaon under Sorbhog Police Station in Barpeta district.
  • April 11: In an encounter with the Assam Rifles and the Assam Police, NDFB-S militant identified as Dabla is killed at Asraibari under Mazbat Police Station in Udalguri district. A huge cache of arms and ammunition along with some incriminating documents and a Nepalese passport were also recovered from the possession of the slain militants.
  • April 11: A cache of arms and ammunition are recovered in a joint search operation by Assam Rifles and Police from a forest near Kebalo village, some 3.5 kilometres from Haflong in Dima Hasao district. The recoveries comprise an AK 56 riffle, two bullets of AK 56, four grenades, one kilogrammes RDX, 22 gelatin sticks and four detonators.
  • April 11: KPLT calls off its three-day indefinite bandh that began on 8 April at the Karbi Anglong district thus allowing April 12's scheduled second phase polling. The outfit decided to call off the bandh and allow people to cast their votes .
  • April 16: Independent candidate Urkhao Gwra Brahma Brahma files a complaint with the chief electoral officer and returning officer of Kokrajhar (ST) parliamentary constituency against the BPF and its president Hagrama Mohilary accusing him of indulging in large scale violence and intimidation by using sophisticated arms. In his complaint letter, Brahma, the consensus Independent candidate of the All Bodo Students' Union and its allies, said the situation in Baksa district was volatile and not conducive to free and fair elections if the situation spun out of control. Sporadic incidents of pre-poll violence were reported from several parts of Baksa under Kokrajhar constituency, forcing the District administration to order a flag march in the evening of April 16.
  • April 17: 'Deputy Commander in chief' of the KNLA, Rensing Rongpi, is arrested by Dokmoka Police from Baghpani paharline in Karbi Anglong district. One M-16 rifle (LMG), one magazine and one mobile were recovered from his possession.
  • April 17: ULFA-Pro Talk faction disowned one of its leaders, Naba Kumar Sarania who has contested the current parliamentary election from Kokrajhar constituency in Assam as an Independent candidate. ULFA appealed to the voters in Kokrajhar constituency not to vote for him as he had 'made mockery' of extreme sacrifices made by hundreds of martyrs of ULFA who laid down their lives for the 'national struggle.
  • April 18: Supporters of Pro-ULFA leader Naba Kumar Sarania who is consensus candidate of the Janagosthiya Oikyo Moncho from Kokrajhar constituency staged a protest at Mushalpur in Baksa district demanding immediate arrest of those involved in the attack on the election office of Sarania at Sathesanka in April 17 evening.
  • April 18: Expressing concern over the spurt in violence in BTAD areas ahead of the third and final phase of Lok Shaba polls, the Bodo Sahitya Sabha (BSS) alleges that the Congress government could be behind it to create confusion among voters. “This is an attempt to influence the democratic process of the country and the authorities must act swiftly to restore faith of the voters in BTAD, which is going for polls on April 24,” said Bodo Sahitya Sabha general secretary Kamalakanta Mooshahary. Holding the government machinery responsible for not being able to take precautionary steps, the Sabha demanded action against the Deputy Commissioner and Superintendent of Police of Baksa district where pre-poll violence was witnessed since the last few days.
  • April 20: Security Forces arrest six GNLA militants at Borjhara village in Goalpara district. Four 7.65 mm pistols, two country made rifles, two swords, number of live rounds, five mobile phones and three motorcycles have been recovered.
  • April 21 : One suspected cadre of KPLT is arrested after a brief encounter with the police in Karbi Anglong district.
  • April 21: The Assam Police sources state that more than 4,000 members of 13 militant groups under ceasefire agreements are now in the designated camps.
  • May 1: Gunmen who came in four bicycles fired at a compound, shot dead three members of a family, including two women, and injured two girls at 8.15 in the morning at Narsingbari, about 10 kms from Gobordhana PS, Baksa district. All those killed were Muslims who co-habit the Bodo Council area along with various other ethnic group and communities.
  • May 1: Seven people, including three children died and three others were seriously injured when unidentified gunmen barged into homes of three families and brutally fired upon them. The incident happened around 11.30 pm. at Balapara village (No. 1) under Tulsibari PS, Gosaigaon subdivision, Kokrajhar district.
  • May 2: Thirty six people were killed and several injured by violent attackers at around 4 pm at Narayanguri and Nanke-khagrabari area in Baksa district. Nearly 100 houses and a wooden bridge were set ablaze. Nineteen bodies were recovered in the aftermath of of the attacks on Muslims in BTC area. Seventeen bodies were recovered later from the Beki river, the last being found on May 12. More than 500 people from Narayanguri and Nongke-khagrabari have taken shelter at a school, 200 of whom are minors. Eleven (11) children and six women were missing from the two villages, of whom, bodies of nine were recovered. Out of the total 46 deaths, more than 20 were children.
  • May 6: A three-member team of senior officials of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) led by ADGP NR Wasan visits Guwahati and meets the Chief Secretary and the Director General of Police (DGP).
  • May 8: Six rifles, out of eight .303 and .315 rifles are missing from the Narayanguri camp of the Manas National Park following the burning down of the Narayanguri camp of the Park by an irate mob immediately after the massacre in the nearby Narayanguri village.
  • May 9: The process of homecoming has begins for villagers of Nonk Khagrabari, Narayanguri in Baksa district.
  • May 10: The Assam Tribune reports that nearly 3,500 cases of rioting reported in the last five years have made the BTC area the most disturbed area of Assam in recent times. While nearly 900 innocent persons were killed in the BTC area in the last five years (including those killed in the 2012 ethnic clashes), security forces, during the period, managed to recover about 730 firearms and nearly 3,500 rounds of ammunition. Police also registered 507 cases under the Arms Act during the period. The BTC area recorded over 1,300 abduction cases in the last five years.
  • May 10: Army personnel arrest two hardcore NDFB (Songbijit faction) cadres with arms and ammunitionvillage at Kalbari village under the Kalaigaon Police Station in Udalguri district. T he two hardcore NDFB(S) cadres were identified as Rakha alias Ruben Daimari and Benamien Daimari.
  • May 12: The New Trade Union Initiative (NTUI), while condemning the violence in BTAD on 1-2 May 2014, has called for immediate repeal of the Bodo Accord and implementation of the Bhupinder Singh Committee recommendations. The Assam Trubune reports that the State Government undermined the report of the Bhupinder Singh Committee (which was formed by the then Central Government in 1991) that proposed a democratic framework with multiple levels of autonomy which, if implemented, could have ensured the rights of all communities including the Bodos.
  • May 13: Police arrest 10 more suspects in connection with the violance in the BTC area which has so far claimed 46 lives, mostly children and women. Two persons are still missing. Already 27 suspects, including Forest department officials, have been detained in connection with the BTAD violence and most of the NDFB(S) cadres who executed the plan have already been identified. As stated by Director General of Assam Police Khagen Sarma, a manhunt is on to nab the culprits which include hardcore NDFB(S) cadres like Rikha, believed to have led the Narayanguri/NK Khagrabari (Baksa) carnage. Ranjabaj, according to police, who is also the commanding officer of the outfit, led the Balapara killings in Kokrajhar district. The other cadres who are still on the run are Romila, Anon, Yakha, Laswi, Sizo, Fwler and Futhai, the DGP said. Three cases have been registered including two in Gobardhan police station (Baksa) and one in Balapara police station.
  • May 14: The Indian Army and Assam Police gun down six hardcore members of the Karbi Peoples Liberation Tiger (KPLT), including the outfit’s self–styled commander– in–chief Bikash Teron alias Kangthur in an encounter in a dense forest in Langtebuk area, about 25 km north of Manja in Karbi Anglong district.
  • May 16 : Two persons are killed and at least nine injured when Security Forces open fired at a mob outside Panbari Police outpost in Bijni subdivision of Chirang district.
  • May 18 : Reports state that about 25 members of NDFB-IKS who were suspected to be involved in the killing of more than 40 people on May 1 and 2 in Kokrajhar and Baksa districts, have managed to sneak into Bhutan following sustained operations by Security Forces.
  • May 19: Aditya, a 12-year-old boy, who is the son of a businessman Rameswar Jaiswal is abducted by suspected NDFB-IKS militants from Dhekiajuli town in Sonitpur.
  • May 27: ULFA-PTF leaders Arabinda Rajkhowa appeals to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take forward the peace talks process between the Centre and the insurgent outfit. He said that ULFA 'general secretary' Anup Chetia could join the talks if the central government took the initiative with Bangladesh for his extradition.
  • May 28: One NDFB-IKS cadre is killed in an encounter with the Army at Dingdang Para village in Khoirabari in Udalguri district.
  • May 30: Media reports state that NDFB-IKS militants are being hired by criminal elements of West Bengal to execute their 'abduction-for-ransom' bids, mainly for providing a hideout till the ransom amount is realized.

  • May 31: Assam Rifles arrest Babul Haflongbar, ‘commander-in-chief' of newly formed militant group- Dima Hasao National Army (DHNA), in Haflong of Dima Hasao district. A pistol, ammunition and a mobile with SIM card were recovered from him.
  • June 2: A militant of RNLF Diganta Rabha is killed by Security Forces in an encounter at Dairang under Krishnai Police Station in Goalpara district. The RNLF was earlier known as Rabha Viper Army.

  • June 3: Union Minister of State for Home, Kiren Rijiju states that the Government of India would examine the on-going peace process with various insurgent groups of the Northeast before deciding future course of action. He states that the New Government would not like to hold dialogue with any insurgent group for the sake of holding dialogue and added that the dialogue processes that were being carried out without any concrete objective would be subjected to critical review before taking further steps.
  • June 4: Government of India termed the issue of unabated infiltration in Northeast from across the border a "national problem". Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju said that action would be taken against those infiltrators who were found staying in the Indian Territory.

  • June 5-6: Nityananda Goswami, SP, Assam Police in Hamren Police Station in Karbi Anglong Hill district and his PSO Ratul Nunisa are killed in an ambush by suspected KPLT at Rongfu along the Assam-Meghalaya border in Karbi Anglong district.
  • June 8: Official figures show that 43,426 Bangladeshi nationals had legally entered India in 2009. But 32,644 among them did not go back, even after the expiry of their visas. In 2010, out of the 34,957 Bangladeshis who came to India, 24,667 stayed back and in 2011, 28,035 came to India and 22,274 are yet to leave the country.

  • June 15: AKRSU-B President Biswajit Ray states that the organization will agitate on the demands of Kamatapur and ST status for the Koch-Rajbongshi community.
  • June 16: Forum of 5,000 terrorism-hit families of Assam has written to PM Modi demanding a space for these families in the peace talk process.
  • June 17: Five NDFB-S militants, including three women and two men identified as Bijuli Basumatary, Pungjali Basumatary, Sanima Narzary, Simang Narzary and Premosh Mushahary are arrested from New Bongaigaon Railway Station in Bongaigaon district. Police recovered seven mobile handsets, seven SIM cards and some cash from them. Police sources said the recruits were on their way to Ranchi in Jharkhand to receive training from Maoists.

  • June 18: NDFB-IK has lobbed hand grenades at the Kokrajhar Police Reserve located at Dimalgaon in Kokrajhar district. No casualty has been reported. Joint operation by the CRPF SSB continues along the Indo-Bhutan Border.

  • June 18: AAMSU seeks Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention to dissolve the BTC administration and review the Bodo Accord. In a memorandum to the Prime Minister, the AAMSU demands that the administration of the BTAD, including law and order, be handed over to the Army.

  • June 19: A group of five to six armed men abduct a company manager Maleswar Rao (36) from Kalachand, 60km from Haflong. The suspected NDFB-S militants took the abducted at gunpoint and disappeared into the nearby forest. The abductors have demanded Rs 6 crore as ransom to secure Rao's release.

  • June 19: Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi asks GoI to oppose Bangladesh Government's request for introduction of a system of either 'visa-free' entry or multiple visa for Bangladeshi nationals. In the first half of June, Ministry of External Affairs sought opinion of Assam Government regarding the request made by Bangladesh Government.
  • June 19: Union Minister of Home Affairs, Rajnath Singh states that two auxiliary Police Battalions, with around 1,500 personnel, will be created by the MHA to provide Police training and impart job oriented courses to surrendered Northeast militants for their future rehabilitation in various central forces and other jobs. All surrendered militants would be taken from various groups of Manipur and Assam. The posts are of Constables Head Constables and Assistant Sub-Inspectors while rest of the officers will be the regular recruits. The personnel of the auxiliary Police battalions will not be deployed for operational duties.
  • June 22: Reports say that after its NDFB-S 'second commander' Lakhi Prasad Basumatary alias B Laisam was killed, a 12-member team of NDFB-S under the leadership of its 'platoon commander' Jablang has been formed to challenge the police in BTAD. In the remote areas located in BTAD and along India-Bhutan border, a team of 200 armed cadres of NDFB-IKS has been carrying out extortion, murder and kidnapping based on instruction of the outfit's top leadership.

  • June 25: Assam Government decides to set up a separate Intelligence cadre of the State Police to raise their level of efficiency. Principal Secretary (Home and Political) V.K. Bhanu states that the decision is aimed at raising a set of dedicated officials with the correct aptitude and training along with more professionalism for the task to provide an edge to intelligence gathering.
  • June 29: Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju states that he wants action oriented talks and solutions and the talks should be comprehensive with the militants. According to him, several militant groups had sent feelers that they were keen to come over ground and hold talks. He stated that with ULFA and NSCN the Govt. needs “a little more time” to bring them on board and find a solution.
  • July 1: The number of cyber crime cases in Assam registered under the provisions of Information and Technology Act, 2000, increased from 28 in 2012 to 154 in 2013, an increase of a 450 per cent. In terms of percentage increase of cyber crime cases, Assam ranked second among the States in the country, only behind Uttarakhand.
  • July 2: According to reports, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj states that Government had accepted Bangladesh's proposal for multiple visa-entry "only for tourists. Multiple visa-entry for work and business purposes has been rejected. A condition has been laid that whoever comes, he or she must visit Bangladesh within 90 days for once, or else the visa will be blacklisted.
  • July 5: NDFB-S is engaged in fresh recruitments and smuggling of weapons to Assam. Security sources states that they are attempting to smuggle weapons through Dimapur in Nagaland and that one consignment of weapons has reached the state.
  • July 6: Three people are injured in two separate grenade blasts in Bijni town of Chirang district. First blast occurred at Koylamoyla bus stand in which three people were injured and the second blast occurred at No.2 Vetagaon area near Thuribari block BPF office in Bijni. The injured individuals have been identified as Polen Mondol, Sujay Namodas and Sujon Arya. Police suspect NDFB-S behind the attacks.
  • July 7: CM Tarun Gogoi briefs P M Narendra Modi on the nexus developing between Assam insurgents and CPI-Maoists. Gogoi says, "The Maoist problem poses a threat; some of the insurgent groups have joined hands with the Maoists. The problem has to be nipped in the bud. There isn't much difference between the insurgent groups and the Maoists."
  • July 9: Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dipu Moni states that northeastern states can play a vital role to further improve relations between India and Bangladesh. "There is vast scope of mutual investment in the resource rich northeastern states, which are geographically very close to Bangladesh. Northeastern states can play a key role in improving bilateral ties."
  • July 10: A primary school teacher, identified as Sambhu Prasad Singh, is shot dead by in the premises of Basic Training Centre in Diphu in Karbi Anglong district. Police suspect the killing to be extortion related.
  • July 10: NDFB-S militant identifies as Uresh Narzary alias N Udang who was killed in an encounter with security forces at Mwinaguri village Kokrajhar district.
  • July 11: Four traders are abducted by NDFB-S militants from Labdanguri in Baksa District in BTAD area.
  • July 12: The body of a 14 year old identified as Bakar Ali who was abducted by NDFB-S militants on July 11 is recovered from Kamargaon in Barpeta district.
  • July 14: Curfew in Baksa district imposed after the abduction and killing of four traders is relaxed for twelve hours during day time.
  • July 14: Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju states GoI has released Rs 1405.8 million for updating NRC. A gazette notification had already been issued for updating the NRC 1951 in Assam with effect from December 2013 and the updating of NRC is targeted to be completed in three years.
  • July 16: Assam Government constitutes one-man Commission to inquire about violence that took place in Baksa and Kokrajhar districts on May 1 and 2. The Commission will be headed by retired Judge of the Guwahati High Court Justice Mutum B K Singh.
  • July 16: Assam government would urge GoI to frame a policy for granting asylum to people who have taken refuge in India after fleeing their country on grounds of religious persecution and discrimination.
  • July 22: Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju clarifies in LS that issue of citizenship in Assam would be determined on the basis of the updated NRC 1951. He also added that State Government has set up three detention camps in Goalpara, Kokrajhar and Silchar districts to keep illegal migrants and 13 people declared as illegal migrants, detained in Goalpara and 17 people detained in the Dhubri Jail were deported to Bangladesh.
  • July 23: NIA registeres three cases in connection with the militant attacks in three villages in Baksa and Kokrajhar districts in BTAD in May.
  • uly 23: GK Pillai Committee, which was set up by MHA to study the viability of creating a separate State for Bodoland resumes its functions after the Lok Sabha elections, states Kiren Rijiju in Rajya Sabha.
  • July 23: DoNER Minister V.K Singh clarifies in Lok Sabha that there is no proposal to grant visa-free entry to Bangladeshi Nationals. He stated that as part of the bilateral agenda revised travel arrangement was signed and to the visa obtaining procedures and promote people-to-people interactions.
  • July 24: Five KPLT militants, Anglop Timung, Ramu Teron, Khor Sing Teron Anjok Teron and 'general secretary' Ranam Lijang are arrested from Kharping Kro village in Karbi Anglong district. An AK-56 rifle, a magazine with 44 rounds of live ammunition, a SLR a magazine with 39 rounds of live ammunition, a 303 rifle, a magazine with eight rounds of ammunition, a Lathod gun, three Chinese grenades were recovered.
  • July 25: UPLA militant Samson Taru involved in killing of Hamren SP on June 5 is arrested by security forces from Taralangso near Diphu in Karbi Anglong district. A 9mm pistol along with five live rounds was recovered from him.
  • July 26: Kokrajhar MP Naba Kumar says that public in BTAD area might take the law into its own hands to provide vigilante justice. He also said that more non-Bodos might be targeted ahead of the BTC election in 2015.
  • July 26: Union Minister for Sports, Sarbananda Sonowal stated that the GoI will support Assam to set up 100 new Foreigner's Tribunals.
  • July 27: NDFB-S 'commander' S Ulapat alias Uttam Sargiary, who was accused of being behind the serial bomb blast in Assam on October 2008 is killed in an encounter with Kokrajhar Police at Oxiguri village Kokrajhar district. A pistol, two grenades, four empty cartridges and mobile hand set were recovered.
  • July 27: ULFA-I in its mouth piece 'Swadhinata' states that they have decided to use weapons against the illegal migrants, whether they are Hindu or Muslim. ULFA-I critisized Assam Cabinet for requesting the Centre to frame a policy for granting asylum to persons who have fled religious persecution and discrimination and taken refuge in India.
  • July 28: Kokrajhar district committee of ABSU, PJACBM, BPPF and UDPF submitted a memorandum to PM opposing the commissioning of a one-man expert committee headed by GK Pillai, former Union Home Secretary to examine the demand of a separate Bodoland state.
  • July 29: Suspected militants abducted project manager of Simplex Company, identified as Niron Kumar Mahajan from a location between Hatikhuli and Mandadisa in Cachar district.
  • July 29: Principal of Hatidura College Lalan Prakash Sonar is abducted by armed militants from Dingdinga in Kokrajhar district.
  • July 30: Four NDFB-S are arrested by Police while demanding money from a rubber estate at Hatibandha Gaon in Nagaon district.
  • July 30: Assam Police revealed that the cadre strength of UPLA active in Karbi Anglong district, formed in May 2013 with 25-30 militants to counter KPLT is close to 100, since it has come to light that many ex- UPDS members have joined UPLA. Of the 17 militants arrested since June, 12 militants were ex-members of UPDS.
  • July 30: GoI alerted the State Government of possible attacks by Islamic militants in the run-up to 15 August. ULFA-I and NDFB-IKS also want to make their presence felt. Intelligence agencies have an input that ULFA-I have brought four IEDs but have used only one, on July 23 at Krishnai in Goalpara district. It also states that ULFA-I also does not have trained manpower to indulge in large-scale violence.
  • July 30: Reports state that NDFB-S is suffering heavy losses as many of its core members were either arrested or killed. Sources also states that most of the operations are masterminded by members like D Bidai and N Batha, while 'chairman' IK Songbijit is in the Tamu area along the Indo-Myanmar border.
  • July 31: Principal of Hatidura College Lalan Prakash Sonar is released from Kazigaon under Parbatjhora subdivision of Kokrajhar district.
  • July 31: NIA is granted an extension of 90 days from the court to continue its investigation on the BTAD killing in May. NIA is investigating two cases in Gobardhan Police Station in Baksa district and one of Gossaigaon Police Station in Kokrajhar district.
  • August 1: Three ULFA-I militants are killed in an IED explosion at Mongre Gaon at Goalpara district. Two militants have been identified as Kanteswar Rabhaalies Parama Asom and Akon Rabha. Two pistols one grenade and some documents were recovered.
  • August 2: Frequent ethnic violence and presence of militant groups have necessitated the setting up of 60 new Police Stations and outposts in the BTAD area. State Government has taken a decision to recruit 8,200 constables in the Police force and add 25 additional vehicles to City Police to give quick response against public calls.
  • August 3: NDFB-S 'section commander' Ashok Mushahary is killed in an encounter at Auzar Bazar in Chirag district. One 9mm pistol, one magazine, one hand grenade, one 7.65 mm pistol, one magazine along with ammunition are recovered from him.
  • August 3: NDFB-S militant Jaction Basumatary, who was involved in extortion activities, is arrested in Chirang district.
  • August 4: NDFB-S beat up three private vehicle operators identified as Nobin Basumatari, Jaiklong Basumatari and Nabajyoti Bhuyan at Mainasiri in Urahiloga in Sonitpur district for their failure to make payment of Rs 5000 per year.
  • August 4: SC directed GoI and Assam Government to file the status report on updating the NRC.
  • August 4: AASU is told by Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju that GoI plans to launch a special project to check illegal migration through the riverine route from Bangladesh. The Minister also assured that GoI is committed to implementing the Assam Accord of 1985.
  • August 5: DGP Khagen Sarma states that Police received an intelligence input about the possibility of members of Islamic militant groups targeting Assam in the run-up to August 15. He states that ULFA-I is desperate to make its presence felt with acts of violence and the 'commander-in-chief' of the outfit, Paresh Baruah, is in constant touch with hardcore militant Drishti Rajkhowa, who is in charge of operations of the ULFA-I in lower Assam.
  • August 5: In an attempt to mitigate the problem of insurgency, the CIT, Kokrajhar is undertaking an initiative to propagate education in the remote areas along the Indo-Bhutan border in Chirang district by encouraging students from the remote areas.
  • August 5: Centre agrees for a tripartite talk to implement the remaining clauses of the Assam Accord. Union Heavy Industry Minister Ananth Gite has assured AASU delegation that Centre along with the Assam Government and AASU will sit for a tripartite dialogue to sort out the issues.
  • August 6: MLA Padma Hazarika who represents Sootea LAC in Sonitpur district says that his life was under threat from NDFB-S, who he said was running a parallel government in remote parts of Sonitpur. He stated that NDFB-IKS has been demanding monthly tax from households, villagers, petty traders as well as small tea growers in Assam-Arunachal Border.
  • August 6: Assam Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain informs in the State Assembly that out of 59,512 illegal migrants, 42,000 people could not be deported as they went missing. He said that 13,900 Bangladeshi nationals registered their names with FRROs 636 went for writ appeals and 70 are in the detention camps. So far 16 rounds of tripartite talks have been held among State and Central Governments and AASU on the implementation of the Assam Accord of 1985.
  • August 6: Sivasagar SP Satya Gogoi states that strength of banned outfit such as ULFA and CPI-M has increased in Upper Assam with many youths particularly those belonging to tea garden areas joining the CPI-Maoist ranks. He said that Maoist forces have been trying to establish a stronger base in upper Assam than of ULFA.
  • August 6: Assam Police report nearly 100 minors were abducted either for ransom or due to personal enmity since 2013. A senior Police official stated that although the recovery rate of the victims is improving, there have been instances when the victims are killed by the abductors even after receipt of money.
  • August 7: Assam Minister Rockybul Hussain stated in the Assembly that update of the NRC will be completed by December 2016 and the State Government has been authorised by GoI to carry out the operational work relating to the NRC and added that Rs 2880 million has been allocated by GoI for NRC update and Rs 250 million has been received by Assam.
  • August 9: 104 members of the NDFB-RD joined the NDFB-P.
  • August 11: Four ULFA-I militants Moran alias Bullet Asom, Bhaskar Sonowal alias Nagen Asom, Anojit Mahanta alias Jonak Asom and Nijut Gogoi alias Amlan Hazarika surrender at office of the SP Tinsukia district. One US Carbine with magazine and two rounds of ammunition TNT, powder, one pistol with magazine and five rounds of ammunition, one Chinese grenade were recovered.
  • August 12: KPLT will soon surrender before the Karbi Anglong district administration to start a democratic struggle for the separate State of Hemprek Kanthim.
  • August 12: Assam Government has set up 500 forces for detection and deportation of illegal migrants. Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju states that to ensure speedier disposal of pending cases in the foreigners tribunals, 64 additional tribunals in addition to the existing 36 were sanctioned for setting up in Assam during June 2014.
  • August 12: Union Minister of Home Affairs, Rajnath Singh stated that the Government was willing to hold talks with Northeast insurgents if they would shun arms.
  • August 13: Armed Naga miscreants kill a village headman, identified as Africa Toppo and set on fire nearly 200 houses in the B Sector of Golaghat district. Attacks are reported from over ten villages - Jahaji Bosti, Roman Bosti, Kampur, Majgaon, Santipur, Chetiagaon, Xukanjan, Sainpur, Ratanpur, Kemphur and Kamalpur. Thousands of villagers have abandoned their villages and fled to safer places. Eight relief camps have been opened at Uriamghat which are housing some 5,000 villagers.
  • August 13: Officials from Sarpang of Bhutan and Kokrajhar of Assam held a discussion on the terrorist activities across the border areas in Bhutan. Bhutan's Sarpang district administration comprising ADSP and SP RBP of Sarpang district held a meeting with the Kokrajhar district administration over the kidnapping of four people recently by suspected NDFB-S.
  • August 14: The number of inmates in relief camps swelled to over ten thousand with about 400 more people fleeing their villages and taking shelter in the camps. Assam Government would pay ex-gratia of Rs 800,000 to the next of kin of the victims.
  • August 15: Nine more bodies have been recovered from B Sector of Golaghat district along the Assam-Nagaland border on August 15. Assam Home Commissioner G.D. Tripathi states that the recovered bodies were related to indiscriminate firing and arson by miscreants from Nagaland in eight villages in Golaghat district along the disputed boundary on August 12.
  • August 17: Officials say that nine dead bodies were recovered and eight others were found to be wounded.
  • August 17: GoI advises the Chief Ministers of Assam and Nagaland to hold talks to evolve ways for defusing the tension along the inter-state border. Centre has also given new directives to the personnel of CRPF along the disputed areas of the border.
  • August 17: Joint Secretary Northeast Shambhu Singh points out that as a case regarding the boundary dispute between Assam and Nagaland is pending before the Supreme Court, it is not possible for the Centre to intervene for resolving the issue.
  • August 18: CM Tarun Gogoi’s convoy is attacked by protesters from Assam when he was on his way to visit the violence-hit Uriamghat in Golaghat district. Police resorted to blank-firing and lathi charge to disperse more than 3,000 displaced villagers at a relief camp in the Uriamghat area, who became agitated after Tarun Gogoi entered the camp premises.
  • August 18: Representatives of Ralan area and their Assam counterparts resolved to solve all outstanding issues through “people to people” dialogue. The representatives also decided to set up an inter-state joint coordination committee with three to four members each from both sides.
  • August 18: Home Secretary GD Tripathi stated that people in relief camps have visited their homes and are expected to move to their houses in a day or two. Moreover, the number of inmates in relief camps has come down to 9,300 from around 10,000.
  • August 18: Paresh Baruah-led ULFA-I appealed to the Nagaland leadership to rein in troublemakers at Uriamghat in Golaghat district and asked explanation for the horrific conflict. In an email statement ‘chairman’, Abhijit Asom said if these elements are not dealt with firmly, ULFA-I would be compelled to believe that Nagaland is grabbing Assam's land forcibly.
  • August 19: One person is killed and several hurt in Golaghat district’s Rangajan area close to the Assam-Nagaland boundary as locals clashed with Police and paramilitary force personnel on NH-39 after Assam Police removed the economic blockade imposed by organizations from Assam against the movement of vehicles to Nagaland.
  • August 19: Govt. of Assam tells New Delhi that underground organizations have been actively involved in carrying out the orgy of violence along the Assam–Nagaland border. Assam Chief Secretary Jitesh Khosla says, “The ongoing violence is not a group clash...It’s a terrorist activity.”
  • August 19: Nine persons, including the personal secretary, five bodyguards and three drivers of the parliamentary secretary P. Paiwang Konyak, who were detained by Adivasi mob on August 15 in Assam, have been released.
  • August 20: A class ten student identified as Priya Basumatary is killed by NDFB-S at Dwimuguri in Chirag district. The militants suspected her to be a Police informer and alleged that she was in a relationship with a militant of NDFB-RD.
  • August 20: MHA submits a report to PMO on the ongoing violence along the Assam-Nagaland border after Prime Minister Narendra Modi sought details on it.
  • August 20: An official from the MEA meets Anup Chetia in Dhaka Jail and holds discussions. Bangladesh may be using detained ULFA ‘general secretary’ as a bargaining chip. Anup Chetia tells the Indian official that he wants to come back to India but Dhaka (Bangladesh) was not acceding to his request.
  • August 21: NDFB-IKS released the execution video of Priya Basumatary whom they killed to avenge the killing of five of their cadres by SFs. The militants threaten more killings and have released the video ‘to warn others’.Information and Publicity Wing of the NDFB-S, NE Esara said the if killing was the sole language of the State Government, then they too would start speaking the same language.
  • August 21: Assam and Nagaland decides to put in place a joint mechanism for regular coordination between their officials to prevent the recurrence of violence over the boundary dispute. Assam and Nagaland also agreed that the historical problems causing the recurring incidents in the disputed belt should be resolved. Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and Nagaland Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang arrived at this agreement in the presence of Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju at a meeting at Guwahati.
  • August 21: Army stage flag march in Golaghat district where indefinite curfew was relaxed for a few hours (5:30-9:00 pm) in the evening. No fresh incident of violence was reported during the day. Due to frequent violence in the disputed areas on the Assam side of the inter-State borders, about 60 people lost their lives from 2001 to till date. In the last 13 years, 29 people were killed in attacks in the disputed areas along the Assam-Nagaland border. "From 2005 to 2014, 17 people were killed in clashes in the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border areas and from 2010 to 2011, 14 people were killed in the Assam-Meghalaya border areas. From 2001 to 2012, 12 people were killed in violent clashes in the Assam-Nagaland border areas. In the recent violence along the Assam-Nagaland border, official sources pegged the death toll at 9, but as per unofficial sources, 15 people lost their lives in the violence.
  • August 22: The 24-hour Assam strike called by the NDFB-S faction beginning at 5 am paralysed life in Kokrajhar as well as in Chirang, Baksa and Udalguri districts. The strike was called against the killing of five of its cadres on August 20.
  • August 23: Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina promised to provide all possible helps including transit facilities for the Northeastern States and other related bilateral issues with India.
  • August 24: Situation in the troubled Golaghat district is returning to normalcy with many people going back to their homes but night curfew would remain in force. "Following enhanced security measures in the affected areas, about 3,400 inmates have already gone back to their villages.
  • August 24: Myanmar says it will bust training camps of Northeast militants if India provides specific inputs about their existence. Myanmar's Information Minister U Ye Htut said his government will cooperate "fully" with the new Indian Government in cracking down on militant bases.
  • August 24: Newly formed KLPF 'chairman' Manoj Teron and 'general secretary' Dhaniram Teron are arrested during a joint operation launched by the Assam Police and CRPF from Jiadong village in Karbi Anglong. Two AK-56 rifles, ten magazines of AK-56, 255 live rounds of AK-56 ammunition, a .22 rifle, six live grenades, a magazine of 9 mm pistol, a 7.65 mm pistol, four live rounds of ammunitions of 7.65 pistol are recovered. KLPF is reported to be active in Karbi Anglong and its adjoining Dima Hasao.
  • August 24: Continuous operations have weakened the two newly floated militant outfits in Karbi Anglong UPLA and KLPF. 31 cadres of the two outfits were arrested and four killed in different encounters since the June 5.Till July 25 altogether 14 UPLA cadres were arrested and two killed in encounters
  • August 25: BNC political parties such as BPF, BPPF, former Rajya Sabha MP UG Brahma and various non-political organizations have vehemently condemned the killing of Priya Basumatary by NDFB-S.
  • August 25: India has handed over to Bangladesh a list of 71 camps of the Indian insurgent groups that still exists in the neighboring country.
  • August 26: Central Government decides to implant special kind of fence over water along the riverine India-Bangladesh border to stop illegal immigration.
  • August 26: State Government announced a judicial inquiry into the killing Priya Basumatary by NDFB-S.
  • August 28: Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain on behalf of the Border Areas Development Minister, in reply to a question by Phani Bhushan Choudhury of AGP, states that 157 people of Assam have died and 166 have been injured in incidents of violence in and around the areas of the State bordering Nagaland in the last 40 years. Only two Nagas have died during these incidents. Golaghat District has borne the brunt of the violence, accounting for 131 deaths in nine clashes during 1977-2014. Sivasagar District accounted for the maximum number of incidents of violence – 96. The list of the dead includes 31 Assam Police personnel and three CISF personnel. Miscreants and NSCN militants were found to be involved in most of these violent incidents.
  • August 29: Social and civil organisations in Chirang, including BSS Tribal Sangha, ABWWF staged a two-hour sit-in in front of DC office at Kajalgaon in Chirang district against the killing of Priya Basumatary by NDFB-S militants on August 20. They demanded a CBI enquiry.
  • August 30: Police arrest an arms supplier identified as Marqus Narzary from Bamungaon under Sidli Police Station in Chirang district and recovered AK 56 rifle, two Light Machine Gun magazines, two 303 rifles five live shells of M-16 rifle, 42 bullets of 303 rifle, a pen pistol and its 50 rounds of bullets were recovered. According to IG LR Bishnoi Marqus Narzary resides in Dimapur in Nagaland and sends the consignment of arms using women and teenagers as couriers to NDFB-S.
  • August 30: Three members of JACS which met HM Rajnath Singh on August 27, states that they will begin fresh agitation from September 1, if GoI does not respond to its demand. JACAS is demanding the creation of an autonomous state encompassing the two hill districts of Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao districts. JACAS chief convenor BijoyTeron mentioned that in the course of two round discussions with MHA a detailed roadmap on autonomous state was presented which has been scrutinized by various ministries including the Law Ministry.
  • August 30: Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan states that Government will hand over Anup Chetia, ''general secretary'' of ULFA to Indian authorities. And in return get back Nur Hossain, prime accused in the Narayanganj District seven-murder case, soon.
  • September 1: JACAS activists begin hunger strike for indefinite period at KASA stadium demanding creation of an autonomous state encompassing the two hill districts of Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao.
  • September 2: Police arrests the Kokrajhar correspondent of News Live TV channel identified as Jaikhnong Brahma from Kokrajhar town charging him for having links with NDFB-IKS.
  • September 3: Reports state that Assam may soon face two- pronged threat from LeT and Al Qaeda. Al Qaeda has already issued a threat to establish bases in Assam, while the LeT has strengthened bases in Bangladesh, which may lead to serious problems for Assam.
  • September 4: Kokrajhar Press Club stage a two-hour demonstration in front of Pragati Bhavan demanding release of journalist Jaikhlong Brahma who was arrested on September 2 for alleged links with NDFB-S.
  • September 5: MHA states that Islamic terror groups can easily influence Muslims in the Bodo areas, taking advantage of the present turmoil. MHA had identified at least 14 new Islamic fundamentalist organizations in the state, which includes the MSCA ILAA MVF Muslim Liberation Army, Muslim Liberation Front, Muslim Liberation Tigers of Assam and MULTA. Security agencies had also found the involvement of SIMI in one of the serial low intensity blasts in BTC in July. Security agencies stated that that another radical group Popular Front of India (PFI) was spreading its network in the state.
  • September 8: Journalist Jaiklong Brahma, who was arrested on September 2 for alleged links with NDFB-S is sent to nine-day judicial custody.
  • September 10: According to Intelligence Agency report, there are fourteen Islamic radical groups active in the State.
  • September 11: A joint team of security forces arrest the 'commander in chief' of KNLA Rajen Signar alias Archok Timung from Mahori Rongpigaonin in Karbi Anglong district. One pistol with magazine, incriminatory documents including KNLA extortion notes were recovered from him.
  • September 12: State Police, following intelligence warning after Al Qaeda's decision to set up its organisational base in the State has set up a special task force for keeping tab on activities of fundamental groups.
  • September 16: Assam Police refused to withdraw its pickets set up on the disputed Assam-Nagaland border and have strengthened the manpower and armament in the border outposts .Police have also sent a directive to its officers stating that a constant liaison should be maintained with CRPF and SSB. A total of 29 additional security pickets have been set up in the sector B of Golaghat district for security of the affected and vulnerable villages after the attacks by Naga miscreants on August 12 and 13.
  • September 19: Army team, divided into four groups, has been carrying out search operations against militants along the borders at Kanubari, Kherbari, Balijan, Lukhurakhon and other areas in Sivasagar district, after an IED attack.
  • September 20: NDFB-P identified as Naba Deka alias D Nathai is shot at and injured by miscreants at Naokata in Baksa district. The 'information and publicity secretary' of NDFB-P S Sanjarang demanded that security forces and law enforcing agencies should find out the miscreants involved in the incident.
  • September 20: The CM states that Government had specific information on some fundamentalist groups trying to set up their bases in the State with the help of local militant outfits. "I have a doubt that there is a strategic understanding between the Al-Qaeda and the ULFA-I. We have already alerted all concerned, especially the security agencies. I am also appealing to the people to help the State authorities with information on any such development."
  • September 21: Concerned over the frequent incidents of kidnapping of Bhutan citizens by NDFB-S, Bhutan requests Assam Government to enhance vigilance along the International Border.
  • September 23: Delegation of ABSU, PJACBM, BPF called on Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and reiterated their demand for resumption of the tripartite talks and expediting the talks with NDFB-P .They preferred the tripartite route rather than the GK Pillai Committee.
  • September 25: A one-man judicial enquiry commission headed by retired judge justice BD Agarwal of Guwahati High Court is constituted to investigate the killing of Priya Basumatary.
  • September 26: Guwahati High Court grants bail to 10 UPLA including its 'commander-in-chief' Nikunja Kathar. The rebels were arrested from Bokajan in Assam and Dimapur in Nagaland for their involvement in killing of Hamren SP Nityananda Goswami and his security officer on June 5.
  • September 29: TADA court in Guwahati sends Ranjan Daimary, the 'chief' of NDFB-RD back to jail. He has been out on conditional bail since June 2013. Court rejected his bail extension plea after the State Government informed it that several NDFB members are still engaged in subversive activities.
  • September 30: NDFB calles for a 12-hour Assam bandh in protest against the re-arrest of its 'president' Ranjan Daimary alias DR Nabla. The 'information and publicity secretary' of NDFB, B Najib asked the Assam Government to release Ranjan Daimary unconditionally. In a press statement NDFB claimed that it was unfortunate that being in the formal cease-fire and yet to start the formal political talks with the GoI, the Home Department, Principal Political Secretary and TADA court had sent wrong reports to the judicial process against him.
  • October 1: 'Commander-in-chief' of UDLA Jakir Hussain Laskar, is killed in an encounter with SFs in the forest of southern Hailakandi district near Mizoram border.
  • October 8: Joint team of Police and Army kill four NDFB-S militants. ‘Second in command’ of the outfit Muhar Basumatary, Domsatorong, Loharun and Maisaran are killed at Kokrajhar. Security forces recovered one AK-56 magazine, 20 live rounds of ammunition, three pistols. According to intelligence sources NDFB-S was trying to carry out a major strike on security forces and also target minority communities in retaliation to the arrest of five NDFB-S militants in Chirang district on August 20.
  • October 9: Security forces kill an unidentified NDFB-S militant at Tarajuli of Sonitpur district. One pistol, a grenade along with some ammunition was recovered from the slain terrorist.
  • October 11: With the arrest of militant Ronjit Kemprai alias Jabali from Lahori Jan in Sonitpur district, Police have exposed the existence of a new militant group United Dimasa Liberation Army (UDLA). The arrested ultra was under the police scanner since October 7 after police rescued Rocky Langthasa.
  • October 11: JIC chairman RN Ravi submits "a paper on strategy and action on Northeast policies" to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. MHA had set a 3 month deadline to revise the Northeast policies. A senior official states that "A targeted approach to sort out the problem is the need of the hour. We will soon consult the states and also issue fresh guidelines for the security personnel in Northeast to deal with the situation." It was also agreed that tough approach towards the insurgent groups needs to be adopted and they shall not be allowed to run their extortion racket.
  • October 15: Assam Government decides to create Research and Analysis Centre, an Intelligence Branch of the Assam Police as a separate autonomous organisation with a dedicated cadre of intelligence officers.
  • October 17: TADA court in Guwahati deferred the bail hearing of Ranjan Daimary, 'chief' of NDFB-RD till October 21.
  • October 18: Chances of Ranjan Daimary, the chief of the NDFB-RD faction being released from jail have become bright with the Assam government informing the court that it had no objection if he was granted bail. Government stated that NDFB-RD is currently in peace talks with Government and as the outfit head, Daimary's presence in the talks is required to make it fruitful.
  • October 20: Two KPLT militants 'deputy commander in chief' Arkoi Bey and 'corporal' Jutang Rongphar are killed in an encounter with a joint team of Police and Army at Langlaksho in Karbi Anglong. Another militant is arrested during the encounter and an AK-47 rifle and two pistols were recovered from the encounter area.
  • October 21: Yusuf Ali, an arms dealer, suspected to be a linkman of Islamic fundamentalist groups, is killed in an encounter with security forces at Lalmati area in Kokrajhar district. Another person identified as Sohrab Ali is injured during the incident.
  • October 21: Two persons are arrested from Jwhwlao Dwimalu Road in Kokrajhar and five live ammunitions are recovered from the spot. The State Home Department has recently issued red alert in some sensitive districts including Kokrajhar following the threat from Al–Qaeda and NDFB-S.
  • October 21: Suspected NDFB-S militants snatch seven INSAS rifles from personnel of 135 battalion of Territorial Army ETF, at Khalashi area in Kokrajhar. About 60 to 80 NDFB-S militants surrounded the Eco Task Force personnel and took away the rifles at gunpoint.
  • October 21: ULFA-I leader Paresh Baruah says a concrete shape to the common platform of the “revolutionary organisations” of the region would be given shortly. He also said if majority of the bonafide citizens of Assam vote to stay with India, the ULFA-I would accept it. But at the same time GoI must accept the result of the plebiscite if majority vote in favour of separation. Further when asked if ULFA-I is receiving help from China, He stated that, “we are ready to receive political, moral or logistic help from any country which comes forward to extend help without any pre-condition. We will also like to make it clear that we will not accept help from anyone by compromising the interest of Assam.”
  • October 22: Suspected KPLT militants kill a villager at Langthu Rongphar village in Karbi Anglong, suspecting that he was a Police informer. KPLT had called for a bandh in Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao districts in protest against the killing of two KPLT militants on October 20.
  • October 22: HSDP (Hill State Democratic Party) delegation submits a memorandum demanding the creation of a separate state comprising the two autonomous hill districts of Assam.
  • October 23: Arabinda Rajkhowa, ULFA-PTF leader states that the jihadi groups are trying to create a base in Assam and appeals to people and Government to be vigilant against such forces.
  • October 23: Commander -in- chief of the Adivasi Dragon Fighter ( ADF ) Habil murmu has been arrested by kachugaon police from kachugaon area in Kokrajhar district.
  • October 24: Four persons including a tea garden official are injured and two vehicles are damaged in a grenade blast by NDFB-S at Itakhola in Sonitpur.
  • October 24: According to Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju, the Govt. of India does not have any policy for creation of separate or autonomous states.
  • October 25: Suspected NDFB-S militants abduct two volunteers of Lutheran World Service India Trust from Patgaon Kausi Bazar in Kokrajhar.
  • October 25: NDFB-R demands the immediate release of its ‘chief’ Ranjan Daimary to retrieve the ongoing peace process.
  • October 26: NDFB-S acknowledges that they were behind the grenade attack at Itakhola in Sonitpur that injured five people.
  • October 28: Jakaria Ali, who owned an optical shop, is arrested by Barpeta Police. According to inputs available with the security agencies, taking advantage of the porous international border elements of jehadi groups like Lasker-e-Toiba (LeT), Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), Harkat –ul-Mujaheedin (HUM) etc., have used Assam as a corridor to enter India in the past. Though the elements of such groups had used the Bangladesh-West Bengal corridor more frequently, the Assam-Bangladesh border was also used a number of times. The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) had alerted the State police about such developments at different security level meetings.
  • October 29: Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi requests Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take up the issue of militancy and fundamentalist activities with the neighbouring countries, stating that in recent times Assam appears to have been targeted by fundamentalist organisations like the Al-Qaeda. Some operatives having links with the Jamat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) were recently arrested in Assam, he told the Prime Minister to explain the gravity of the situation. “There should be a similar mechanism at the inter-state level for West Bengal and the North Eastern States so that issues of jurisdiction do not come in the way of dealing with insurgency and militancy,” Gogoi said.
  • October 31: The National Democratic Front of Boroland NDFB(R), being dissatisfied with the arrest of the chairman of the group, threatens to withdraw its ceasefire agreement with the government. This is revealed in an email by Lt B Naijab, Information & Publicity Secretary, NDFB(R).
  • November 1: The State Government decides to hand over cases related to jihadi activities in the State to the National Investigation Agency (NIA). This decision is taken at a law-and-order review meeting convened by Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi in his office chamber.
  • November 1: The National Investigating Agency (NIA) announces cash rewards for anyone providing information about 12 key operatives of the Jamaat-ul-Mujeheedin, Bangladesh (JMB) and the list includes the name of the leader of the Assam module of the militant outfit Sahanur Alom alias Doctor. NIA sources told The Assam Tribune that Sahanur, who hails from Sarthebari area in Barpeta district, is around 33 years of age and he is suspected to be the main man of the JMB in Assam. He is a quack dentist and is also known as Doctor. Sahanur was involved with the recruitment process of the JMB in Assam and he is wanted in connection with the Burdwan blast and conspiracy of the JMB to establish bases in India. On 2 October 2014, an explosion occurred in a house in the Khagragarh locality of Burdwan in West Bengal. Two suspected Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) terrorists were killed and a third injured. Of the 12 persons wante d by the NIA in connection with the Burdwan blast case, five are Bangladeshi nationals. Apart from Sahanur, the others mentioned in the list of the NIA include Sajid, the head of the Burdwan module of the JMB. He is a Bangladeshi national and was staying in Purshidabad area of West Bengal. The others mentioned in the list are Abul Kalam, Amjad Ali Sheikh, Burhan Sheikh, Kausar, Nasurullah, Rejaur Karim, Habibur Rahman Sheikh, Talhe Sheikh and Maulana Yusuf Sheikh.
  • November 2: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) conducts searches in the houses of some close relatives, including Jakaria, the brother of the most wanted suspect of Burdwan blast Sahanur Alam alias ‘doctor’ in Barpeta district.
  • November 2: Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi says that the State Secretariat and the famous Kamakhya temple are targets of jihadi elements operating in the State.
  • November 3: A team of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrives at Chatala under Sarthebari Police Station in Barpeta district. The NIA team raids the house of Sahanur Alam and questions two other persons. The team, comprising seven members of the Central investigating agency spent more than six hours in the residence of Sahanur, one of the most wanted accused in the Burdwan blast case and subsequent link to the Jamat-Ul-Mujaheedin, Bangladesh.
  • November 6: One ULFA (Independent) militant is killed and two others are arrested following an encounter with Assam Rifles personnel. The ULFA cadres On receipt of confirmed intelligence of the presence of ULFA cadres in Saringyunset village, a team of 31 Assam Rifles launched an operation and apprehended two ULFA insurgents Bapon Deka of Udalguri district and Pranjol Nath of Jelihua Gaon of Golaghat district. The body of self-styled lieutenant Prakash Bora, a resident of Jorhat, who was killed during the firefight, was recovered.
  • November 8: Jamaat-ul-Mujaheedin Bangladesh (JUM) member Sujina Begum is produced in the Court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Kamrup and remanded to police custody for 14 days. Begum was trained at Simulia Madrassa in West Bengal by activists of the JMB and she was actively involved in the activities of the outfit. The job assigned to her in Assam was to spread jihad through women and she was specially trained for the job. She undertook month-long courses at least three times and it is also learnt that several other women from the State received similar training in the madrassa.
  • November 10: According to the sources who questioned Sajid, alleged to be a mastermind of the October 2 blast, JMB was trying to set up a terror network in West Bengal, particularly in three districts of Murshidabad, Nadia and Malda, and in Assam through armed struggle besides having an ‘Shariyat’ rule in Bangladesh. Thus the banned terror group was ready to engage in terror acts to achieve their goal, Sajid, a Bangladeshi national and stated to be the chief commander of JMB, is claimed to have confessed before the investigators.Videos of alleged atrocities on Muslims were recovered from the possession of Sajid and he told the interrogators that such clippings were showed to indoctrinate many youths into JMB’s fold. During interrogation, Sajid also spoke about the process of selecting hideouts, procurement and use of IEDs besides identifying, recruiting and indoctrinating youths from various madrassas.
  • November 10: Chairman of the pro-talk faction of ULFA Arabinda Rajkhowa says that they are committed to fight jihadi forces that have reared their heads in Assam.
  • November 11: Five unidentified NDFB-IKS linkmen are arrested from Janata Bazar in Chirag.
  • November 11: Government of India declares KLO a terrorist organisation, and bans it for five years under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. Ban of KLO is the 37th in the list of banned terrorist organisations.
  • November 14: A brick kiln owner, identified as Shivaji Prasad, is shot dead by suspected ULFA-I militants at Kamalabari in Majuli river island in Jorhat district.
  • November 15: Two NDFB-IKS militants, Sootem Mushahary and Pramod Brahma are arrested from Sootea in Sonitpur district.
  • November 17: KLO has more militants from Assam than West Bengal. KLO was considered a North Bengal based militant outfit. The outfit has more members from Assam. The outfit in the last few years, managed to recruit a number of youths from Bongaigaon, Chirang and Goalpara. The total strength of the KLO is now estimated to be around 100 to 120 cadres. They have close ties with NDFB-IKS and KYKL. The youths recruited in recent months by the KLO from Lower Assam were sent to the base in Myanmar for training.
  • November 18: Ranjit Ray, 18, is killed by suspected militants of unspecified faction of NDFB at Manas forest in Chirag district. The Sub- Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) stated that it was not confirmed yet whether the rebels who killed Ranjit belonged to the NDFB.
  • November 19: ULFA-I shot dead a civilian identified as Okon Tati and injured another individual identified as Shankar Rai at Dwarmara Reserve Forest at Tinsukia district.
  • November 19: Three NDFB-IKS identified as B Naibijit, Ganesh Basumatary and Narkeswar Narzary surrender before Chirang District Police and SSB.
  • November 20: ULFA-I militant Parikshit Gogoi is arrested from Panbessa in Sivasagar district.
  • November 25: KPLT is divided into 4 factions. The first led by Teron is anti-talks faction and is concentrated in Bokajan subdivision, bordering Golaghat and Nagaon districts. The second, led by Donri Kramsa, comprises 20 members and is pro-talks, third faction is led by Simmon Teron which is inactive and the fourth faction is led by Sojon Liding and works independently.
  • November 27: ULFA-I militants kill a Hindi speaking trader , Kumud Rai, when they fired at a petrol pump in NH 15 in Lakhimpur district Two other individuals identified as Roopak Singha and Satish Patel are injured in the incident.
  • November 27: ULFA-I is trying to revive its bases in Bangladesh. DGP stated that Chittagong has become a vital proposition from the security point of view and said that militant activities in Bhutan and Myanmar too have increased. DGP also added that here are inputs about youths undergoing training in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) and Bangladesh.
  • November 28: TADA court grants six months’ bail to Ranjan Daimary, the leader of NDFB-RD. He was granted bail for two cases in Udalguri and one at Dispur.
  • November 29: Police arrest two linkmen of NDFB-IKS, identified as Arun Basumatary and Bilifang Basumatary, from Simlabagan village under Runikhata Police Station of Chirang district.
  • November 29: IB Chief Syed Asif Ibrahim says that in Assam, the militant outfit NDFB-IKS accounted for 85 per cent of the civilian casualties.
  • November 29: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh says that most conflicts in the Northeastern region have socio- economic reasons behind them and these (reasons) have been there since even before independence. He says that these socio-economic disparities have existed due to lack of development including that of infrastructure in the region. He suggests that the Police summit should try to hammer out a special strategy to tackle insurgency in the Northeast. He announces that the Government is fully committed to formulate a special development package for the Northeast to facilitate all encompassing development for all the communities.
  • December 2: Two traders, identified as Isab Ali and Jamal Khandakar, are abducted from Helchaguri in Baksa district and their bodies were recovered at Mainamata under Labdanguri Police station in Barpeta district. Though no organization has claimed responsibility for the incident, initial reports suggest that the NDFB-IKS is behind the incident.
  • December 3: Police arrested a suspected arms dealer, identified as Bhagirath Chetry, from Sankosh Tapu in Kokrajhar. A 7.65 mm pistol, a magazine and three live rounds were recovered from him.
  • December 4: CBI which is probing the 2012 ethnic riots in BTAD, has named an Assam Police constable as the main culprit for fuelling clashes in its final report. The CBI has sought State Government sanction prosecute Mohibur Islam alias Ratul, the accused, who is on the run at present.
  • December 4: Kokrajhar based journalist Jaiklong Brahma who was arrested by Kokrajhar Police on September 2, for having alleged link with NDFB-IKS, was released on bail from Kokrajhar Jail.
  • December 4: A joint team of Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) and Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) detains two cadres of the Khasi rebel group Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) and seized a lot of weapons, including grenade launchers, and explosives during the operation carried out from November 22 to December 3, security sources said.
  • December 6: Sahanur Alom, a main accused of the Burdwan blast which took place on 2 October 2014, Sahanur Alom is arrested by Assam Police from Nalbari.
  • December 7: The Court of CJM, Kamrup (Metro) remands Sahanur Alom to 14 days of police custody.
  • December 7: Assam DGP Khagen Sharma says that after the JMB was banned in Bangladesh, its leaders tried to settle down as Indian citizens in Assam and West Bengal and they could do so as seen in several cases. Sarma informed that although Assam has never been used as a centre for operational training, motivational training by JMB leaders did take place in different pockets of the State. The operational training was mostly held in Bangladesh and West Bengal. "JMB leaders had come here and recruited boys. Districts like Dhubri, Barpeta and Nalbari were the most vulnerable and youths were motivated towards jehadi activities. Places like Lower and Central Assam and the Barak Valley too reported such recruitment", he said.
  • December 8: Interrogation by the Assam Police establishes prime accused Sahanur Alam’s involvement in the October 2 Burdwan blast and his links with the Jamaat-ul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), which has set up a network in West Bengal. According to Additional Director General of Police, Special Branch, Pallab Bhattacharjee, Sahanur informed that he was motivated to join the JMB. As the JMB was working against the Bangladesh government, it was under tremendous pressure and was trying to take shelter in neighbouring West Bengal.
  • December 11: A cadre of the ULFA-I, identified as Raktim Moran, a resident of Mudai Gaon in Dibrugarh district surrenders before the Assam Police and deposits a cache of sophisticated arms and ammunition. While surrendering his arms, Moran said that currently at least four training camps of the ULFA-I are operating inside Myanmar with around 250 cadres, apart from some NSCN-K militants.
  • December 13: The questioning of arrested Sahanur Alom, one of the key persons of the JMB in Assam and other members of the outfit arrested in Assam and West Bengal revealed that the JMB was trying to establish a full-fledged network in Assam, particularly in the Muslim-dominated areas and trained up several persons specifically for the purpose. Security sources said that at least ten people were specially trained by the JMB for establishing the network of the outfit in Assam. According to the reports, the JMB started trying to establish bases in Assam after the ethnic riots in the BTAD area in 2012 where more than a hundred people were killed. The JMB took advantage of the situation and started exploring the possibility of expanding bases in the State.
  • December 15: Security forces seize a cache of arms and ammunition from a couple near Kolia Bhomora bridge in Sonitpur district. Sonitpur SP Sanjukta Parashar said a couple, identified as Jolen Narzary, 44, and his wife Belsree Nazary alias Kareng, 40, were carrying the arms on a bike and were arrested at a checkpoint near the bridge. The recoveries included a HK-33 rifle, an M39 grenade launcher along with 80 rounds of ammunition, 16 grenade shells and 17 SIM cards. Police suspect the arms were meant for I. K. Songbijit factions of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB-IKS) and the couple was bringing it from Nagaland. According to a police source, the NDFB-IKS as well as other militant organisations are suspected to be supplying arms from Nagaland via Dimapur to a militant group in Arunachal Pradesh bordering Sonitpur District in Assam.
  • December 16: Forest Minister Rockybul Hussian, in a written reply to a question by AIUDF legislator Hafiz Bashir Ahmed in the assembly states that the eight 'active militant groups in the State are ULFA-I ,NDFB-IKS, KPLT, KLO, HuM, MULTA, CPI -Maoists and JMB. The Minister said that from January 2001 till November this year, 6,483 ULFA militants, 2,881 NDFB, 346 KPLT, 50 KLO, 14 HuM, 106 MULTA, 80 CPI (Maoists) and 10 JMB module rebels have been arrested. Of the eight, currently, only three are active, which include MULTA, HuM and JMB, he added. The inactive radical groups are Harkatul-Jehad-al-Islami (HuJI), Muslim United Liberation Front of Assam (MULFA), People United Liberation Front (PULF), Islamic United Reformation Protests of India (IURPI) and Islamic Security Force of India (ISFI). He stated that from 1995 till date, 626 members of these radical groups have been arrested.
  • December 17: An NDFB-IKS militant identified as Sunil Musahary is arrested from Tarajuli in Sonitpur. One 12 Bore Gun along with a mobile phone was recovered from him.
  • December 17: India and Bhutan will launch a massive crackdown against NDFB-IKS along its border areas. The decision was taken in a recent meeting between security chiefs of both the countries.
  • December 17: An accused in Assam arms haul case during interrogation reveals that 15 Gorkhaland Personnel (GLP, a voluntary force affiliated to the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, a political party campaigning for a separate state of Gorkha land) had undergone 14 days of arms training in Nagaland in 2013 with the intention of launching an armed movement for separate state of Gorkhaland, under the banner of Gorkha Liberation Army (GLA).
  • December 17: NIA probe into the 2 October 2014 Burdwan blast reveals that JMB had prepared a hit list of around 40 to 50 Bodo leaders to assassinate. An unnamed official of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (UMHA) stated, "Assam was the immediate target of the JMB module detected after an accidental blast on October 2 in West Bengal's Burdwan. Arrested accused have told counter-terror officials that a dossier-like hit-list of around 40 to 50 Bodo leaders was prepared by the JMB members in which their photographs and other details were mentioned. These Bodo leaders were to be killed in retaliation of anti-Muslim riots in the Bodoland Territorial Area District in the last two years." He also added, "It seems that around 100 improvised explosive devices (IEDs) prepared by the Burdwan module were meant for Assam. Initially, the suspicion was that the IEDs were being transported to Bangladesh as claimed by some lower rank members of the module. But now, the NIA has reasons to believe that the IEDs were being sent to Assam may be through Bangladesh. The agency is yet to get concrete evidence in this regard as it has not recovered any IEDs in Assam so far".
  • December 19: A top security official reveals that at least"twenty IED packets (unassembled bombs) were transported from Bangladesh to Assam in May this year. "Ten of them were given to Sahanur Alom at Barpeta and the remaining to another jihadi cadre who is yet to be traced".
  • December 19: Rockybul Hussain, the Panchayat & Rural Development, Environment & Forest of the State says in the State Assembly that aided by anti-national forces, insurgent groups like ULFA-I and NDFB-IKS are continuously trying to trigger violence. He said that both the outfits are operating from their bases in Bangladesh and Myanmar.
  • December 20: Two NDFB-IKS militants, identified as Rirana Narzary and Nayanjyoti Medhi are killed in an encounter with SFs at Golaichowk under Missamari police station of Sonitpur district. Police recovered a 7.65mm pistol and ammunition from the dead militants.
  • December 20: Assam Police's SOU recovered a consignment of bombs belonging to JMB. The bombs were recovered by a five-member team of the Special Operation Unit from Panpara village in Barpeta district.
  • December 21: A joint team of Indian Army and Assam Police kills two militants of NDFB-IKS identified as Raikhang and Rikhigang at Khungring reserve forest in Chirang. The security team rescues Sushil Deb, a trader of Bongaigaon who had been abducted by the militant group.
  • December 21: In reaction to the encounter NDFB-S triggers a grenade blast at Chapaguri rolling mill area in front of a temporary shoe shop under Dhaligaon Police Station at Chirag district.
  • December 23: Heavily armed NDFB-S militants kill at least 37 people in Sonitpur and Kokrajhar districts. Twenty-four of the victims are killed in Biswanath Chariali and six in Dhekiajuli in Sonitpur district and seven in Kokrajhar district. The death toll may go up as the condition of several of the injured was stated to be serious, while a few were reported missing after the attacks as they escaped to the nearby jungles. Curfew has been clamped in four areas of Sonitpur district - Rangapara, Thelamara, Dhekiajuli and Biswanath Chariali.

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  • December 24: The death toll in the killings by the NDFB(S) has gone up to 72, while four people were killed in retaliatory action and three in police firing, bringing the death toll in violence to 79. Two incidents of retaliatory attacks took place in Behali and Majbat, resulting in the death of four persons, while three persons were killed when police opened fire on protesters in Dhekiajuli. Sources in the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) told The Assam Tribune that the State Government was alerted about the possibility of such attacks after security agencies intercepted some messages of the leaders of the outfit. The whole plan of attacking Adivasi people was masterminded by senior leader of the outfit, Bidai and immediately after intercepting his messages, the Centre sounded an alert.
  • December 24: Government of India decides to opt for tough action against militant groups in Assam, putting on hold its policy of unconditional talks with underground groups. A high-level meeting chaired by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and attended by Director General of Military Operation and Director of Military Intelligence, Home Secretary, Anil Goswami, Director of Intelligence Bureau, senior central para-military officials, besides officials of Home Ministry, decided that there would be no more talks but action. The decision assumes importance because the Special Branch of the Assam Police was in touch with an important leader of the breakaway Songbijit faction, exploring the possibility of holding dialogue with the outfit.
  • December 24: The Kokrajhar district administration imposes curfew in the entire district from 7 pm until further orders in view of several incidents of sporadic violence between two particular communities throughout the day in the aftermath of killing of Adivasis by NDFB(S) militants at Pakrigiri, Ultapani and Kuklung in Kokrajhar on the night of 23 December. Retaliatory violence erupts at Salakati, Konapara, Manikpur, Samsingkilla and Gossaigaon, forcing the district administration to promulgate Section 144 CrPC throughout the district. Irate mobs burnt down houses and attacked people with sharp weapons at several places. Thousands of affected people have moved to relief camps.
  • December 24: Assam Tea Tribes Students’ Association (ATTSA) gives a call for a 12-hour dawn-to-dusk Assam bandh on December 26 in protest against the massacre of innocent Adivasi people by militants of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) in several parts of the State during the past 24 hours.
  • December 24: Condemning the large-scale killings by suspected NDFB (S) militants, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi says that Army operation against the ultras would be intensified. He said the he sought the Centre’s assistance in bringing the perpetrators of the bloodbath to justice.
  • December 25: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh holds a closed-door meeting with top security and Kokrajhar district administration officials at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) complex in Kokrajhar and also met leaders of different political and non-political organisations to take stock of the situation in the violence-hit district, which is under indefinite curfew. Singh indicated that a roadmap was being chalked out in consultation with the State Government to deal with the acts of terrorism with an iron hand. The high level team of Central Government officials includes Sambhu Singh, Joint Secretary Ministry of Home Affairs and Pranab Nanda, Joint Director IB accompanied by RM Singh, State ADGP Law & Order.
  • December 25: Kokrajhar Deputy Commissioner Thaneswar Malakar informs that 25 relief camps have been opened in the entire district in which around 25,000 people belonging to both Bodo and Adivasi communities are taking shelter. Some more bodies have been reportedly recovered from Kachugaon and Karigaon areas. Fresh incidents of houses being torched, have been reported from some parts of Kokrajhar and Gossaigaon sub-division.
  • December 26: The Army intensifies operations against the Songbijit faction of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland. Intensive area domination is being carried out by the Army in all the violence-hit areas. Flag marches are on in some of the vulnerable areas to check spread of violence to newer areas. Aerial surveillances are also on in some of the vulnerable areas. “There should be decisive counter-insurgency action, as things should not be dragged along without any time frame,” said Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.
  • December 26: India aeeks Bhutan’s assistance to tackle militant outfit NDFB(S) amid reports that the banned group has set up bases in the dense forests along the Indo- Bhutan border. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj spoke to Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay seeking action against the terror group and was “assured of support”.
  • December 26: Fresh violence at Alokjhore village under Gosaigaon Police station. One person is killed by lethal weapons by miscreants as a result of group clash. He was identified as Sibnarayan Basumatary. Several houses have been burnt by miscreants in different places of Kokrajhar district. Several persons from various places are reportedly missing. Houses were reportedly burnt at the night of 25 December by miscreants in Gograpara, Bhaoraguri, Amguri, Adlaguri, Maldangpara, Panbari, Sanabari under Kokrajhar Police Station and miscreants also burnt down houses at Sahajuri, Kamarpara, Nilaijhora. Alokjhar, Hakma, Silpur under Gossaigaon Police Station.
  • December 26: Government of India extends the ban on all three factions of NDFB by five more years. The notification declaring the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) as an outlawed organisation under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for five years was issued by the Home Ministry on 22 December 2014.
  • December 27: Army Chief General Dalbir Singh visits Assam. He undertakes an aerial reconnaissance of the strife-torn areas of the State along with the officers leading the operations. The Army Chief, while expressing satisfaction with the steps taken by the commanders at all levels, called for greater synergy with the Central and State intelligence and security agencies. Taking note of the roadmap being planned by the Army jointly with the police, the General directed his troops to extend all possible support to the State administration in bringing back normalcy, while at the same time carrying out relentless operations against the perpetrators of terror.
  • December 27: Spokesman of the External Affairs Ministry Syed Akbaruddin, in an e mail reply to a question by The Assam Tribune, says that Swaraj is in touch with the Myanmarese leadership and “sought their assistance following the killings in Assam. She was assured of Myanmar’s support in this regard”.
  • December 27: Members of the Assam State Commission for Protection of Child Rights, headed by its Chairperson Runumi Gogoi, visits the violence-affected children in three relief camps in Kokrajhar district. The Commission will visit the relief camps in Sonitpur on January 7, after which a joint report will be compiled and handed over to the State government for necessary action. Members of the Commission observed that relief materials were inadequate and that there was a need to provide the children with psycho-social support.
  • December 28: There is a shift in the policy of the Government of India on the issue of dealing with militancy in the Northeast. The MHA states that from now on, there will be no talk with any outfit, which is involved in killing of innocent civilians. Any militant group, which indulges in killings of innocent civilians, will be treated as a “terrorist organisation” and such organisations will be dealt with accordingly.
  • December 28: The government has decided to entrust the NIA with the responsibility of probing into four incidents of killings by the NDFB(S) in the districts of Sonitpur and Kokrajhar. The NIA will also be asked to probe into possible links of the militant outfit with political leaders and government officials as there have been some allegations in this regard.
  • December 28: The number of relief camps increased from 81 on Saturday to 136. There has also been a corresponding increase in the number of camp inmates from 1,01,272 to 1,76,440, an official release said. Out of these camps, 64 have mainly Bodo inmates and 72 have Adivasi inmates. Number of inmates belonging to Bodo and Adivasi communities is 61,003 and 1,15,337 respectively. The number of relief camps is highest in Kokrajhar with 45 inhabited by Adivasis and 41 by Bodos. The number of people leaving homes is more in Kokrajhar and Gossaigaon sub-divisions.
  • December 31: Kagen Sarma, DGP Assam says that intense operations would continue against the NDFB(S) and the ULFA(I). “The discussions usually take place with the main group. The Government is already holding talks with the ULFA and the NDFB. The existing underground groups are just splinter units”. He said NDFB(S), which carried out serial attacks last week in some districts, was not a militant organisation but a “criminal group.”
  • December 31: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) registers four cases in connection with the killing of more than 70 persons in Sonitpur and Kokrajhar districts by NDFB(S) militants.

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