|Culprits still moving freely: AALA|
GUWAHATI, March 1 – Alleging that the perpetrators of violence in Rabha Hasong areas of the State are still moving freely, the All Assam Lawyers’ Association (AALA) today demanded that the government take immediate action against those who have been named in the FIRs filed by the victims.
A 30-member delegation of the lawyers’ body visited ten rehabilitation camps of the violence hit areas and interacted with the people living in relief camps. The association also alleged that the mayhem was planned by a third party with some vested interests, and hoped that the persons behind the incidents would be caught during the judicial probe into the incident.
“In many of the rehabilitation camps, we saw that the people of different castes, communities and languages were living together peacefully. There were Rabhas, Bengalis, Muslims, Garos and Koch Rajbongshis, who interacted with us in such camps,” AALA general secretary Shailendra Das told the media.
Contributing its bit towards helping the violence-hit people, the Goalpara Lawyers’ Association has started an assistance cell in its office, where the people can get lawyers’ assistance for reproducing there legal documents etc., free of cost.
AALA also asked the State government to set up a temporary police outpost in the violence affected area as a confidence building measure.
“People are still not feeling secure to return to their villages. The administration must take positive step to restore normalcy in the area and make the people feel secure,” added working president of the association Rohini Kumar Das.
“Many students of the area could not appear for their examinations, including the HSLC examinations due to the unrest. The government must make some arrangements so that the academic year of students is not wasted due to the situation,” he mentioned.
AALA also asked the State government to improve the living condition of the rehabilitation camp inmates and provide adequate relief material to such people.