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1.6 lakh victims left camps: Gogoi

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GUWAHATI, Aug 11 � Asserting that normalcy was gradually returning to Bodoland Territorial Autonomous District (BTAD), Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today said that 1.6 lakh of the displaced had already left the relief camps, subsequently leading to the closure of 101 camps.

Gogoi, who was addressing a press conference, also announced the State Government�s decision to institute a judicial inquiry into the violence which he said had many aspects.

�The CBI probe is already on but we want to have a judicial inquiry as well, as the diverse and broader aspects concerning the strife will not come under the ambit of the CBI,� he said, adding that the judicial probe will also make recommendations to the Government.

Revealing that an all-party meeting would soon be convened to discuss the best possible rehabilitation mechanism for the affected populace, Gogoi said that formation of peace committees and similar confidence-building measures would be started soon.

�Rehabilitation is the major thrust area now, as a large population has been affected by the violence. The death toll so far stands at 77,� he added.

He ruled out dissolution of the BTC saying that more bloodshed was witnessed in the Bodoland area before the formation of the BTC.

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1.6 lakh victims left camps: Gogoi

GUWAHATI, Aug 11 � Asserting that normalcy was gradually returning to Bodoland Territorial Autonomous District (BTAD), Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today said that 1.6 lakh of the displaced had already left the relief camps, subsequently leading to the closure of 101 camps.

Gogoi, who was addressing a press conference, also announced the State Government�s decision to institute a judicial inquiry into the violence which he said had many aspects.

�The CBI probe is already on but we want to have a judicial inquiry as well, as the diverse and broader aspects concerning the strife will not come under the ambit of the CBI,� he said, adding that the judicial probe will also make recommendations to the Government.

Revealing that an all-party meeting would soon be convened to discuss the best possible rehabilitation mechanism for the affected populace, Gogoi said that formation of peace committees and similar confidence-building measures would be started soon.

�Rehabilitation is the major thrust area now, as a large population has been affected by the violence. The death toll so far stands at 77,� he added.

He ruled out dissolution of the BTC saying that more bloodshed was witnessed in the Bodoland area before the formation of the BTC.

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