GUWAHATI, May 6 � The firm administrative measures, following the terror attacks in the Bodoland Territorial Autonomous Districts (BTAD) areas, have been able to contain further escalation of violence. There has been a considerable improvement in the law and order situation of the two violence-hit districts of Baksa and Kokrajhar, said an official press release here.
The press release said curfew was relaxed today in all the three districts of Kokrajhar, Chirang and Baksa for the second consecutive day and no violent incident was reported during the period of relaxation. Moreover, there was no report of involuntary migration or relocation of people from the affected districts.
The Army, which was requisitioned by the district administration in the affected districts to help in the maintenance of law and order, has been derequisitioned to carry out counter-insurgency operations and recovery of illegal weapons. However, the Army would continue to be in stand-by mode for quick redeployment, the release added.
Efforts are being made to trace the 15 missing persons with the help of the Central Armed Police Forces and the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF). The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is also being deployed to augment the search and rescue efforts.
The Group of Ministers (GoM), constituted in 2012, is overseeing relief and rehabilitation efforts. The GoM in its meeting held yesterday had recommended rehabilitation grant to the affected families.
It said that the families that have lost their houses completely as a result of the violent incidents should be provided cash assistance of Rs 22,000 per family, a clothing grant of Rs 2,000 per family, utensil grant of Rs 2,000 per family and three bundles of GCI sheets per family.
The families whose houses have been partially damaged should be granted cash assistance of Rs 22,000 per family, the GoM said.