Situation in Assam turning normal, claim officials

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Guwahati, Sept 4: Official sources said the situation in Assam's troubled Bodoland Territorial Autonomous Districts (BTAD) was returning to normalcy and the police had set up 119 new police pickets to facilitate rehabilitation of the affected people.

Sources said 86 new police pickets had been set up in Kokrajhar while 33 were set up in vulnerable areas in Chirang. This was done to help people who had fled after the outbreak of the violence, to return home, police sources in BTAD said. They also added that the number of police pickets would be increased if found necessary.

It was also learnt that rehabilitating the people would take some time for land documents were being verified but forces were kept ready to provide security to those returning home. The verification of land documents of the inmates of the relief camps was made mandatory by the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) which administers the BTAD and Assam government and work was under way in Kokrajhar and Chirang districts. It would also start in Dhubri soon.

Over 2.4 lakh people were still living in 218 relief camps in Kokrajhar, Chirangi, Dhubri, Bongaigaon and Barpeta. The number of inmates was nearly 4.9 lakh living in 340 camps during the height of the violence in July.

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