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Assam II- Incidents in North Kamrup

The movement against foreign nationals in Assam was more or less peaceful in the first stage although there were reports of sporadic violence from time to time. But on January 5, 1980, violence erupted in the region north of the river Brahmaputra in Kamrup district and on January 8, units of the CRPF and the Army were deployed to control the situation.

The movement against foreign nationals in Assam was more or less peaceful in the first stage although there were reports of sporadic violence from time to time. But on January 5, 1980, violence erupted in the region north of the river Brahmaputra in Kamrup district and on January 8, units of the CRPF and the Army were deployed to control the situation. (They were withdrawn on January 12.) After this the local newspapers started publishing accounts of army and CRPF personnels' artrocities on people of the region, and among the many accusations one was of a particularly serious nature - that many women had been raped by the army and CRPF personnel.

As a member of a ladies' organisation I felt that I should go to the affected region to find out if these accusations were true so that our organisation could condemn the brutality and demand that punishment be meted out to the guilty persons.*

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