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Classrooms emptied of inmates

Dhubri, Nov. 26: Riot-displaced people staying in schools and colleges of Bilasipara town in Dhubri district have been finally shifted to temporary sheds constructed at Bamunigaon and Runikhata in Bilasipara today.

AASU and other organisations while expressing satisfaction over shifting of camp inmates — which will pave the way for resumption of classes soon — have demanded shifting of inmates staying in other schools of the district.

Debabrata Das, a social worker of Bilasipara town, who took a number of initiative to vacate the schools for resumption of classes, said at last the Bilasipara subdivisional administration had been able to shift the inmates from the schools of Bilasipara town. “Students have already suffered a lot. But now with the shifting of inmates, schools can be opened and regular classes can be held.”

Adviser to Bilasipara Anchalik All Assam Students’ Union, Zakir Hussain, said inmates of nearly eight schools and colleges had been shifted to Bamunigaon.

“Nearly 5,000 inmates have so far been shifted but there are still around 10,000 inmates in the sub-division. We hope that the district administration will take steps to shift the rest of the camp inmates to temporary-built sheds in Bamunigaon and Runikhata soon,” Hussain added.

Hussain while expressing deep anguish over suspension of classes for about five months since July this year, hoped that the new academic session beginning from January 2013 would be free from chaos and hindrances.

Bilasipara subdivision had 83 camps for 74,602 inmates in July, August and middle of September but rehabilitation process brought down the number to 22,000 inmates a fortnight ago.

Now, there will be around 10,000 inmates in other schools of the subdivision.