Assam Clash: 1 Dead, At Least 14 Injured In Clash Between Two Communities; Curfew Extended

The Logical Indian Crew Assam

May 13th, 2019 / 1:22 PM

Assam Communal Clash

image Credit: Hindustan  Times, News X (Representational)


Seen by Rajath Arkasali at 11:31 AMSeen by Kishan Rao Ambekar at 11:31 AM


Seen by Rajath Arkasali at 11:31 AMSeen by Kishan Rao Ambekar at 11:31 AM


Seen by Rajath Arkasali at 11:31 AMSeen by Kishan Rao Ambekar at 11:31 AM

The Army staged a flag march on May 12 in sensitive areas after communal Violence ensued between two communities in Hailakandi town of South Assam on May 10, over parking of two-wheelers at a mosque. The curfew which was to be in force till 7 am on May 13, has now been extended to 7 am on May 14.

As per reports, one person was killed and 14 others injured including 3 police constables. Some nearby shops and motorbikes were blazed during the clash between the two groups. The district administration had to seek the Army’s help in keeping the situation under control.

Trouble over parking space

The trouble started on the afternoon of May 10, when the bikes parked outside a mosque were severely damaged by some unidentified miscreants when people were offering namaaz inside the Mosque.

Infuriated with the act, the members of the mosque committee filed an FIR against unknown miscreants and demanded immediate action be taken. They further announced that they would offer Jumma namaaz on the road, as a protest, if the miscreants were not arrested.

“The other group tried to stop [them] and that led to an argument,” Mohneesh Mishra, Hailakandi’s police chief, had told

Army staged flag march

The district administration immediately issued curfew in entire Hailakandi town and nearby areas. They also called additional security forces from Silchar and Karimganj, for preventing any untoward activity and to ensure peace and tranquillity in Hailakandi.

Assam Communal Clash

The curfew was later extended curfew for next 24 hours besides suspending Internet services on May 11, Saturday, and Army was called to stage a flag march in the sensitive areas of the district during the day. 

Keerthi Jalli, Deputy Commissioner of the town, said that the situation is under control at present. “We have extended all prohibitory orders by a day and suspended mobile Internet services to prevent the spread of hate or any kind of rumours,” she said. While internet services remained suspended in the entire Barak valley, relaxation in curfew was ordered in Hailakandi district between 12 noon and 3 pm on May 12, after no untoward incident was reported in last 24 hours. The indefinite curfew was implemented again which is to be in force till 7 am on May 14.

She also claimed that deployment of armed forces has been made at strategic locations for preventing any further clashes.

Also Read: Fearing Backlash, Centre Puts Notification To Give More Power To Assam Rifles On Hold


Written by : Atulit Chaudhary (Intern)

Edited by : Shraddha Goled

Related Stories

Assam Flood

Assam Floods: At Least 11 Dead and 26 Lakh Affected Across 28 Districts

Assam: Night Curfew Extended By 10 More Days After Clash Which Killed 1 & Injured At Least 14 People

Assam Migrants Untraceable

At Least 70,000 Illegal Migrants In Assam Have Vanished Before Deportation, Assam Govt Tells SC

Grenade Blast Jammu Bus Stand

Two Dead, Over 30 Injured In Grenade Blast At Jammu Bus Stand

Permanent Resident Certificates

Arunachal Pradesh: Two Killed After Massive Protest Break Out Over Permanent Resident Certificates To Six Communities

Punjab: At Least 18 People Including Police Personnel Injured At Teachers’ Protest

Latest on The Logical Indian


Mumbai: Kids Refused To Play With A Young ‘Muslim’ Girl, These Women Decided To Challenge It


“Sorry, We Don’t Have Enough Funds To Make Roads”: Chandigarh Municipal Commissioner


K’taka: BJP Minister Calls Congressmen ‘Eunuch’, Muslims Who Voted For Other Parties ‘Anti-National’


Nallamala Forest Uranium Exploration: Telangana Assembly Passes Resolution To Not Allow Mining


Those Who Oppose Hindi As National Language Do Not Love India: Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb


Amit Shah Faces Brickbats For Raising ‘Hindi As National Language’ Pitch


Stories that deserve attention, delivered to your inbox!

Handpicked, newsworthy stories which deserve the attention of a rational generation.