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PHOTOS: The everyday battle inside Assam's relief camps

Last updated on: August 14, 2012 08:37 IST

Image: Teenagers affected by ethnic violence inside a relief camp at Deborgaon in Kokrajhar district

For the 4-lakh people packed into relief camps across Assam, the battle for life rages on. They fled their homes after ethic clashes between the Bodos and Muslims, who inhabit parts of Lower Assam like Kokrajhar, turned violent claiming 77 lives.

While Congress President Sonia Gandhi accompanied by Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde and Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, who visited relief camps in Kokrajhar and Dhubri districts on Monday, claimed that the refugees received ration and had no complaints, the pictures tell a different story.

Clearly, the displaced people are worried about their future and all they want to do is return home. Rediff.com takes a look at life inside the one such relief camp in Kokrajhar, which was the epicentre of violence.

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The everyday battle inside Assam's relief camps


A woman displaced because of the ethnic clashes in Assam tends to babies in a relief camp in trouble-torn Kokrajhar.

The everyday battle inside Assam's relief camps


Villagers affected by ethnic riots take refuge inside a relief camp built in a school in Kokrajhar.

The everyday battle inside Assam's relief camps


Women administer medicine to a sick child at the Deborgaon relief camp in Kokrajhar.

The everyday battle inside Assam's relief camps


Children,displaced by the ethic clashes in Assam, sleep on wooden planks inside a relief camp in Kokrajhar.

The everyday battle inside Assam's relief camps


Villagers displaced by the clashes in Assam greet Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde as they visit the Deborgaon relief camp in Kokrajhar.

The everyday battle inside Assam's relief camps


Sonia Gandhi interacts with villagers affected by the clashes in Assam during her one-day visit to the state on Monday.

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