By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Aug 14: The Assam Pradesh Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) expressed dissatisfaction over the arrangements made for the victims of BTAD violence in the riot-hit districts. A fact finding team, comprising the Northeast Zonal Organizing Secretary, Shree Hari Varikar, All India Convenor Ashish Chauhan, All India Organizing Secretary, Sunil Ambekar, Zonal Organizing secretaries of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, G Laxman and State President of ABVP, Krishna Kanta Bora toured the relief camps in the conflict zones recently, and met with the camp inmates to take stock of the situation. The members said, while recalling the incidents of the violent days, the inmates of the relief camps said that during the riots, some armed personnel not only burnt their houses but also robbed their belongings.
“The inmates revealed that after the riots they do not dare to leave the camps, fearing threat to their lives from armed groups. The scar left behind by the ugly riots was all too visible and so was the psychological trauma of the victims,” said a member of the fact finding team. The team further said that when queried about their villages, most inmates, mainly those belonging to minority communities have failed to name their villages. The Parishad therefore demanded rehabilitation of relief camp inmates only after proper verification of their nationalities, immediate implementation of the Assam Accord and updating the NRC, sealing the Indo-Bangla border, deployment of Indian Army instead of the BSF in the border areas and eviction of encroachers in the various tribal belts, blocks and reserve forests of BTAD.