UPDATE: State of Assam Shut Down for Two Days

Assam womanIn the wake of destructive floods, the Indian state of Assam is suffering from ethnic violence that started weeks ago.

To cope with the continuing violence, various groups have enforced bandhs, or strikes, throughout the region. These strikes can be considered curfews that often last entire days.

A strike on August 27-28 meant people could not open their shops or even drive on the roads. In these situations, it is dangerous for people to leave their homes. Another strike is planned for September 6.

The disruptions affect hundreds of Gospel for Asia-supported missionaries who cannot safely conduct their ministry during a strike. People also suffer when they cannot work or go into town to provide for their families’ needs.

Read the original report about the violence in Assam.

Read about the flooding that took place earlier this year.

*Names of people and places may have been changed for privacy and security reasons. Images are GFA stock photos used for representation purposes and are not the actual person/location, unless otherwise noted.

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