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HRO demands adequate compensation to victims of BTAD violence

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SILCHAR, January 7: The members of Cachar Human Rights Organisation staged a sit–in demonstration here today in front of the statue of Khudiram Bose against the human rights violations in BTAD of Assam.

The president of HRO Irabat Singha said that the affected people of BTAD who have taken shelter in camps are deprived of basic facilities. He demanded that they should be given all the facilities in the relief camps so that they could live a better life. He at the same raised voice for the adequate compensation to them by the State government.

 Irabat Singha vociferously condemned the BTAD violence where it has been virtually ‘a dance of death’ with NDFB (S) faction extremists resorting to merciless killings of innocent and peace–loving Adivasis, residing there for long for their sustence and existence. This has only exposed the desperation and frustration of the militants for achieving nothing through ‘gun–culture’ excepting making themselves and others victims of bloodbath, he added.

 He raised voices of concern and condemtion, calling for an end to such senseless and inhuman acts of ‘barbarism and brutality’. The barbaric carge that has rocked BTAD areas recently ‘would remain the darkest chapter in the violence hit Bodoland. He demanded as a priority that the entire BTAD area should be brought under military control as the state police has totally failed to act to check violence and even be proactive on reported intelligence alert. Quite painful and distressing the extremists in their ‘symphony of violence’ have not spared even children and women.

 The members of HRO submitted a memorandum addressed to the Prime Minister of India rendra Modi through Cachar Deputy Commissioner seeking his intervention into BTAD violence. The HRO members also questioned the role of the State government in giving security to the women.

 Irabat Singha added to say that the women are not safe in the Country in general and it is the duty of the Government, as he said, to ensure safety and security of its each citizen. He pointed out that the incidents of violence against women have been increasing across the tion, but, quiet surprisingly, the Government, as he said, did not take any step to address the issue.

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