Guwahati, Wednesday, November 21, 2012
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Displaced families of still awaiting rehab
Correspondent
 GAURIPUR, Nov 20 – More than a lakh of displaced people of the recent ethnic violence that occurred in Kokrajhar, Chirang and Dhubri districts are yet to be rehabilitated.

Sources close to the district administration revealed that more than 45 per cent inmates of the camps have no land document and as a result they could not be sent back to their respective villages. Moreover, the BTAD administration decided not to rehabilitate the families who had no valid land documents.

It is also shocking to note that a large number of camp inmates left the camps without the knowledge of the administration and they are suspected to live secretly with their relatives.

Meanwhile, students of various institutions under Dhubri and Bilasipara subdivisoins took the path of agitation for opening their schools and colleges and demanded shifting of the inmates of the camps with immediate effect. The effected people have been taking shelter since July 22 last in various schools and colleges and the overall environment of the schools and colleges have turned into such a state that even after evacuation of the inmates the authority shall have to clean the institutions for normal running of classes as the surrounding areas of the schools have been used as lavatories.

Observers think it to be a great challenge for the government to rehabilitate the suspected inmates of the campus as almost all the organiations of the State have vehemently opposed rehabilitation of suspected nationals in government khas land.

Even on a conservative estimate, there should be around 3,000 inmates within Dhubri subdivision and 17,000 inmates at Bilasipara subdivision who are still awaiting rehabilitation.

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