Tarun Gogoi's government responsible for Assam violence, says Shahid Siddiqui

Sunday, 4 May 2014 - 6:12pm IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: ANI

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Former Member of Parliament (MP) on Sunday said that Assam chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and the Congress is responsible for what is happening in Assam adding that the government is encouraging such terror activities.

"Gogoi's government is completely responsible for what is happening in Assam. In fact, one of the ministers said that this was a way of taking revenge, as Muslims had not voted for the Congress party. The government is encouraging such terror activities," said Siddiqui.

Security forces found the bodies of nine Muslims in Assam on Saturday, raising the death toll to 31 in a spate of attacks by suspected tribal militants as a week-long general election re-kindled ethnic division.

The violence in the tea-growing state stems from friction over migration.

Police said six of the nine Muslims found shot dead were women and children. Security forces rescued three children found hiding in nearby forests close to the border with Bhutan. 

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