Guwahati: The state government is facing a big challenge in rehabilitating the victims of the racial violence in Bodoland Territorial Area District (BTAD) as a large number of people without land documents were emigrant during the conflict.
The recent violence in Bilasipara area of Dhubri district has made the task even more complicated.
According to the government, of the 1, 42,672-odd people living in relief camps, about 42,000 do not possess any land documents. Concerning 19,675 families possess land documents and their rehabilitation process is on.
The current violence in Bilasipara pointed out that even rehabilitation of families with land documents is filled with complications. The inmates of a relief camp at a government school in Bilasipara lately clashed with security forces when the district administration was trying to rehabilitate those with land documents.
Recently, CM Tarun Gogoi said that the state government needs to investigate alternatives to resettle those who don’t have any land documents but were displaced from BTAD in the violence.
The All Assam Minority Students Union (AAMSU) has demanded that all the convicts, irrespective of whether they possess of land documents or not, should be taken back to BTAD.