Officials in India say the death toll has risen to at least
52 from nearly a week of ethnic violence in northeast Assam state.
Police are in the region to contain violence that erupted Friday between mainly
indigenous tribes people and Muslim Bangladeshi settlers.
Officials have accused tribal rebels of conducting what they call "ethnic
cleansing" against the immigrant Muslims.
A state official, Himanta Biswa Sarma has blamed members of the rebel National Democratic Front of
Bodoland for the violence.
The mainly Christian separatist group has been in a
cease-fire with India's government during the past few years, and denies any
role in the recent violence.
More than 100 people have been injured and at least 50-thousand others have
fled their homes due to the violence.
Gautam Gupta has more on the story.