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Burgeoning Christian-Muslim conflict in Assam

July 26, 2012

In an effort to stem the burgeoning conflict between Christian indigenous peoples and Muslim settlers in the eastern Indian province of Assam, Bishop Thomas Pulloppillil of Bongaigaon is calling for peace talks. An estimated 170,000 people have already been displaced by the conflict.

“We must sit together in peace,” the prelate said, “because only in a peaceful atmosphere will any solution be found. This violence is affecting both communities, the Bodor [indigenous] and Muslim community. We are making every effort to facilitate talks between them.”


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