Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said comparisons should not be made between the recent violence in the state and the 2002 Gujarat riots as the latter was 'state-sponsored'.
"The Gujarat situation was sponsored by the state. They took months to control, thousands died. We controlled the situation within a week," Gogoi told NDTV, adding such comparisons were ´unfair´.
At least 78 people were killed in the Assam violence between Bodos and Muslim settlers since July and countless were rendered homeless and sheltered in relief camps.