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GUWAHATI, Sept 25 - The Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) has urged the State government to provide temporary relief to those people who were evicted from their habitats in the three villages of Kaziranga recently.

The APCC said in a statement that though the State government has assured these people of rehabilitation within 45 days, their condition has become miserable. They are living on the roadside without any basic amenity. They do not have any roof over their heads, nor do they have enough foodstuff. They are living under the open sky with their children braving rains.

The government should provide the basic amenities like drinking water, healthcare facilities, hygienic atmosphere and proper care to the children of these people on an urgent basis, said the APCC.

Kisan Sabha demand: A delegation of the Assam State Kisan Sabha, which visited Bandardubi, Deosurchang and Palkhowa villages of Kaziranga on September 22, has asked the State government to make alternative arrangements for the settlers before carrying out eviction drives in the area.

The delegation, which met the people in the rehabilitation camp at Baghmari village, said that people are living in a pathetic condition and steps should be taken to ensure a better living condition for them.

Sabha secretary Tiken Das said �incomplete information� is being disseminated among the people. �Not all the people evicted from the area are illegal migrants. We have verified many old and authentic documents in their possession. People are even willing to leave their land for protecting Kaziranga, but want the State government to make better alternative arrangements for them,� Das said.

The team also met the mother of deceased Anjuma Khatun and other affected families of different communities. The Sabha demanded a minimum compensation of Rs 10 lakh each for the families of both the persons who died during the protests.

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Call for relief to evicted people

GUWAHATI, Sept 25 - The Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) has urged the State government to provide temporary relief to those people who were evicted from their habitats in the three villages of Kaziranga recently.

The APCC said in a statement that though the State government has assured these people of rehabilitation within 45 days, their condition has become miserable. They are living on the roadside without any basic amenity. They do not have any roof over their heads, nor do they have enough foodstuff. They are living under the open sky with their children braving rains.

The government should provide the basic amenities like drinking water, healthcare facilities, hygienic atmosphere and proper care to the children of these people on an urgent basis, said the APCC.

Kisan Sabha demand: A delegation of the Assam State Kisan Sabha, which visited Bandardubi, Deosurchang and Palkhowa villages of Kaziranga on September 22, has asked the State government to make alternative arrangements for the settlers before carrying out eviction drives in the area.

The delegation, which met the people in the rehabilitation camp at Baghmari village, said that people are living in a pathetic condition and steps should be taken to ensure a better living condition for them.

Sabha secretary Tiken Das said �incomplete information� is being disseminated among the people. �Not all the people evicted from the area are illegal migrants. We have verified many old and authentic documents in their possession. People are even willing to leave their land for protecting Kaziranga, but want the State government to make better alternative arrangements for them,� Das said.

The team also met the mother of deceased Anjuma Khatun and other affected families of different communities. The Sabha demanded a minimum compensation of Rs 10 lakh each for the families of both the persons who died during the protests.

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