Me, Ramjiban, Helaluddin and kamrujjaman Khan yesterday visited several camps of Gosaigaon and Dhubri. Actually when day before yesterday we reached Kokrajhar we saw posters in the station and all over the town threatening people for boycotting ‘Bangladeshis’, otherwise they will be punished. So the situation was tense and fearful for non-Bodos.
Yesterday we started from Srirampur station in the morning for visiting the camps of the victims. There we saw that the programme of taking photographs for those who have land pattas from the government. It created panic among the people in the camp. There are many who have no land patta, but they are staying in the villages for generations. Actually Assam govt. stopped giving registration of land pattas since 1986 and many people who have bought land but did not got any formal land record. Govt. is saying that they will rehabilitate people in the camps in three phases. Firstly, they will send back people holding pattas to their villages. But the people, the muslim community members, in the camps saying that they will go back to their home all at a time.
Today ABSU organised a meeting in Kokrajhar. In spite of rain, students from schools, colleges and localities are coming, many by foot, for joining the meeting.