Conflict & Justice

Thousands in India Flee Amid Internet Rumors of Violence

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People from India's northeastern states, sit on the platform as they wait for the train to board on their way back to their homes, at a railway station in Pune, about 190 km (118 miles) from Mumbai August 16, 2012. Thousands of people from the northeast fled from Bangalore on Thursday as fear grew of a backlash over violence against Muslims in Assam and neighbouring Myanmar. Picture taken August 16, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer (INDIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY)

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Sigh has appealed for calm amid fears of ethnic violence.

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(This story is based on a radio interview. Listen to the full interview.)

More than 10,000 people have reportedly fled cities in India after threatening messages on social media sites fueled panic.

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with freelance journalist Anu Anand Hall in New Delhi.

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