From our Correspondent
Bongaigaon, Aug 3: The refugees taking shelter in the Basugaon HS School relief camp in Chirang district on Friday quarrelled over used clothes and packets of food sent by some kind hearted people for the refugees.
Rafikul Hussain was sitting aside and observing everything. Tears rolled down from his eyes by seeing this. His wife Sakina Bibi came towards him with a smile on her face because she somehow managed to snatch three sarees and two shirts. Rafikul said, “I never thought that a day will come when I will see my wife fighting like a dog with others for some used clothes.We lived in Choto Mojabari village in Chirang district. With five bighas of land and two cows, though we were not rich, we felt there was no scarcity. But this communal riot converted us to beggar,” he said.
Rafikul said that he came to this refugee camp on July 24. “And from that day our identity had changed, from a farmer we were converted into refugees. The miscreants had taken away my cows and chicks and set my house ablaze,” he said.
This is the condition of each and every person who have become refugees during the BTAD communal riots. People from Kauniyavasa, Kursakati, Nalbari, Mojabari, Dewalguri, Khagrabari , Kochudala, Hakaipara, Thuribari, Bhutiyapara and many other villages in Chirang district have became refugees and taking shelter in the two camps in Basugaon.
But every person who became victim in this riot have only one question in their mind, who did this? Who created misunderstanding among them, who once used to live together happily?
On July 24, Hagrama Mohilary, BTC Chief said in a press conference in Kajalgaon that NDFB is behind this riot. In the same day in another press meet in Kokrajhar he said that Bangladeshis are behind this riot. But the victimized people in this riot now want to know who had really operated this.
Basatan Nesa, teacher of Kauniyavasa LP School said and now a refugee said, “It’s an irremovable blemish on us. May be we will get everything back later. May be ,we will be able to go to home again. May be, we will get the life as before. But this scar of mistrust and hatred will never dissolve. Not only we, our next generation will also have to bear the bad effect of these days. We don’t know who became benefited by this riot, whose political aim has been fulfilled by this, but history will never forgive us.”