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Normalcy back to BTAD: Gogoi

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi claimed to have improved the situation in the BTAD areas forcing the refugees to gradually leave the camps.

Talking to reporters on Wednesday, Gogoi said that the refugees would be able to leave the camps latest by August 15. According to him, ten police pickets set up so far would help the people restore confidence in the violence-hit areas.

There were 278 relief camps sheltering 4.06 lakh persons in Kokrajhar, Chirang, Bongaigaon and Dhubri districts. The conflict claimed 56 lives, including six in police firing, while 61 have been injured and 11 are missing. The army was continuing flag marches in sensitive areas besides patrols by the police and central para-military forces. The government has deployed 65 companies of central forces. Curfew has been relaxed during the day though night curfew will continue in Kokrajhar, Chirang and Dhubri districts. Medical teams were visiting relief camps.

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