| Activists of Golaghat District Students’ Union march against illegal migrants on Monday. Picture by UB Photos |
Kokrajhar, Sept. 10: The Kokrajhar district administration today organised an all-party meeting at the DC conference hall, Kokrajhar, to discuss the peace initiatives and rehabilitation of the riot-hit people.
Various student organisations, including AKRSU and ABMSU, also attended the meeting. The organisations said many students could not attend the classes because they were apprehensive in the aftermath of the clashes.
The students’ groups urged the administration to ensure proper security of the students while pursuing studies in their respective schools and colleges.
Speaking at the meeting, Gossaigaon MLA Majendra Narzary said the rehabilitation, in the first phase, should be done in the villages that are less vulnerable.
Kokrajhar deputy commissioner Jayant Narlekar presided over the meeting.
Later speaking to reporters, Narlekar said the people who have land pattas would be identified village wise before rehabilitation process started.
He said the officials and magistrates would look up the matter in their respective areas regarding the grant, temporary needs and rations.
Narlekar said the identification of the land pattas was taken up in the first phase of the process and the forms were collected from the inmates at relief camps for the information regarding the possession of land pattas.
“However, no original land documents were collected from the inmates. The forms which were given to the inmates were collected and scrutinised by the circle officers in the initial stage,” he said.
He said the department would verify the landholders about the villages and population and would be forwarded to the BTC for consultation.
“It would take some more time for the process to complete,” he said.
Dispur and BTC decided to sent back 11,066 families, which have land pattas as the first steps towards rehabilitation of the displaced. There are 8,425 families in Kokrajhar and 2,641 in Chirang.
Former state agriculture minister and Kokrajhar (East) MLA Pramila Rani Brahma requested the district administration to provide blankets and utensils while rehabilitating the displaced people in their respective villages.