KOKRAJHAR, Aug 1 � As many as 13 leading Bodo organisations today appealed to the government to conduct scrutiny of relief camp inmates before they are sent back to their home villages. They have stated this after a meeting at Bodo Sahitya Sabha Bhawn at Kokrajhar held under the chairmanship of Dr Kameswar Brahma, president of BSS.
The Bodo organisations comprising the BSS, ABSU, Tribal Sangha, ABWWF, among others, have strongly urged the government to verify the nationality before the camp inmates are properly rehabilitated on the basis of the records. They have also appealed the government to ensure NRC upgradation, verification of the census of 1971, sealing of Indo-Bangla border along the BTC area before the process of rehabilitation. They have also clarified that the reasons for such preconditions are that there is ample chance of presence of illegal immigrants that fuelled the conflict and there is possibility of increase in number of camp inmates than the actual number of affected people. They have also stated that the reason for the conflict in Kokrajhar is not due to any mutual distrust or disharmony among the local Bodo and minority people.
Meanwhile, the BJP national spokesperson and Rajya Sabha MP Tarun Vijay visiting Kokrajhar today termed the act of violence as �demographic war on India�, saying it has been planned to change the demographic set-up towards creating a haven for foreign nationals against the Indian people. He has appealed to both the State and UPA governments not to indulge in such vote-bank politics overthrowing the national interests in view.
At the same time he alleged that fake refugees are being introduced in the relief camps in Dhubri district to manipulate the demography of this area whereby the foreigners are designed to be given Indian nationality for serving vested interest of the Congress Party. He therefore made a strong appeal to the government to verify the documents before the relief camp inmates are being rehabilitated to their home villages. He has further expressed serious concern that the Indian nationals have been rendered homeless by foreigners in a conspiracy of triggering violence in this area.
Our Barama Correspondent adds: The overall situation in Baksa is now normal with no fresh incident of violence being reported so far. The non-political organizations as well as BPF have tried their best to restore peace in Baksa district.
Police and security forces were immediately deployed in the area when three persons were seriously injured in Bennabari village in Baksa district by unidentified gunmen.