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1,87,052 still in 206 relief camps in violence-hit Assam

PTI  Guwahati, September 16, 2012
First Published: 18:29 IST(16/9/2012) | Last Updated: 18:30 IST(16/9/2012)

Altogether 1,87,052 persons affected by the violence between Bodos and minority immigrants are still lodged in 206 camps even after nearly two months since trouble broke out in five Lower Assam districts.

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The inmates include 1,68,875 muslims housed in 174 camps, 17,344 Bodos in 29 camps and 833 belonging to the other communities in three camps, official sources said in Guwahati on Sunday.

Dhubri has the highest number of 1,01,373 inmates in 129 camps followed by Kokrajhar with 55,760 inmates in 43 camps, Chirang with 23,609 inmates in 22 camps, Bongaigaon with 5554 inmates in nine camps and 756 people in three camps of Barpeta.

The process of rehabilitation of the affected people was continuing with the verification of land documents and 5706 people have left the relief camps during the last 24 hours.

There were altogether 4,85,921 inmates in 340 relief camps during the height of the violence which began on July 19 claiming 96 lives.


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