TEZPUR, Jan 1 � The goodwill mission of 26 organisations, led by the AASU, visited relief camps, set up in the aftermath of the recent carnage by NDFB(S) militants, and interacted with the inmates on Wednesday. The organisations vowed to work for peace and restoration of the age-old brotherhood among the Bodos and Adivasis.
The team had central committee members of the AASU, ABSU, AASAA, ATTSA, TMPK, Tribal Sangha, Asom Kachari Parishad, Moran Students� Union, All Assam Rabha Students� Union and All Bodo Sahitya Sabha among others. It monitored the conditions in the camp and urged the inmates to return to their homes.
Addressing the inmates in all the relief camps, the members of the peace mission urged the Government to do everything for the rehabilitation of the affected people. Terming the gruesome killing of innocent people as a sign of sheer cowardice, AASU adviser Samujjal Bhattacharya and ABSU president Pramod Boro said that insurgency must be rooted out to usher in permanent peace in the region. Stressing the need to build a conducive atmosphere to bring back peace among the people of both the communities, they urged all concerned to work for peace and desist from indulging in violence in retaliation. They also urged the Government to give adequate compensation to the next of kin of those killed in the recent carnage.
Meanwhile, a three-member team from the Assam State Legal Services Authority also visited the violence-hit area and met the inmates of relief camps in Sonitpur district on Wednesday. The team comprising Mridul Kumar Saikia, Member Secretary of the Assam State Legal Services Authority, Sudam Das, Additional District and Sessions judge and advocate Ranjana Chakrabarty first visited the Shanti-Bargaon LP School relief camps at Batachipur where nearly 400 inmates have been taking shelter.
Briefing newspersons, the team members said that their purpose was to monitor the conditions in the camps and ascertain whether the agencies concerned have been providing the requisite relief materials to the inmates or not. If any lapse is noticed with regard to health and hygiene, water facility, electrification, etc., it will be submitted to the National Legal Services Authority and according to their directives, arrangements will be made to remove the shortcomings.
On the other hand, the people who have lost important documents like land pattas, voter�s IDs, academic certificates, etc., will be provided with legal aid to get new ones, a team member said, adding that they have been deputed to visit the camps by Justice P Vaiphei, judge of the Gauhati High Court. It will be a continuous process and will cover Udalguri, Kojrajhar and Chirang districts.
The president of the Dhekiajuli Anchalik Committee of the AASAA , Parimal Majhi, along with other workers, has been monitoring the relief camps at the Shanti-Bargaon LP School at Batachipur. Expressing his gratitude to the team, he hoped that the people would return home after normalcy was restored.