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Assam: 'Only the genuinely displaced to be rehabilitated'

August 03, 2012 15:12 IST
The Assam government on Friday said only genuinely displaced people in the recent clashes between Bodos and migrants would be rehabilitated in the affected Bodoland Territorial Areas District and Dhubri districts.

"The attention of the state government has been drawn to the fact that there is an apprehension among people that people who were not displaced during the recent happenings in the BTAD area will also be rehabilitated in those districts," an official statement said in Guwahati.

"The government wants to make it clear that only the genuinely displaced people of the area will be rehabilitated and there is no need of any apprehension that anyone who was not displaced during the recent incidents will be rehabilitated in the area," it said.

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi had announced that the August 15 was fixed as deadline to send back the inmates of the relief camps to their homes. Meanwhile, situation in the three trouble-torn BTAD districts and Dhubri, where recent violence claimed 56 lives, was fast returning to normal.

Flag-march by the army and patrolling by the police and paramilitary was continuing with security pickets being set up in the affected areas.

In Kokrajhar, 19 fixed security pickets have been set up with 15 in Chirang, four in Dhubri and six in Bongagaigaon districts so far.

A delegation of Jamatia Islamia, the National Integration Council along with several other organisations have visited Kokrajhar and urged the state government and the Centre to ensure that such incidents of violence do not recur.

 

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