GUWAHATI, July 27 � The condition in the relief camps sheltering the riot victims in Chirang and Kokrajhar districts of the Bodoland Territorial Area Districts (BTAD) is inhuman in a word. The inmates of these camps are made to live without adequate supply of water, food stuff, medicines, baby food, etc., and sanitation is totally absent in these camps.
This is the allegation of the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) leaders who visited the relief camps in the two districts.
Speaking to media persons at a press conference here today, AGP working president Atul Bora (Junior) also maintained that because of the lack of political will of the State Government and the BTAD administration as well, the violent situation in the BTAD areas could develop this time.
It is alleged by the representatives of the minority organisations that they had informed the Kokrajhar district administration three to four days ahead of the flareup that tension was mounting in the district. They also warned that if immediate measures were not taken, things would go beyond control. But their warnings were not heeded to.
Similar opinions were offered by many people met by the AGP delegation, said Bora. He also demanded immediate steps to seize all the firearms illegally possessed by the people in these areas.
Executive committee member of the party Nurul Hussain said that despite the claim of the Chief Minister that normalcy is returning to the troubled areas, arsoning was continuing in these areas even this afternoon.
He also alleged that while the bodies of the minority people killed in the violent incidents in the BTAD areas bore bullet injury marks, the Bodos who were killed in such incidents did not bear any bullet injury marks.
He also informed that the minority people have been alleging involvement of the BPF MLAs in the violent incidents and their PSOs are engaged to fire at the innocent people.
Ramendra Narayan Kalita alleged that there was no security arrangement in the relief camps.