The violence-hit people in BTAD areas ad Dhubri district are leaving the refugee camps even as the government steps up efforts to send them back to their homes. According to official sources, altogether 1,87,052 persons affected by the violence are still lodged in 206 camps even after nearly two months since trouble broke out in five districts. The refugees include 1,68,875 Muslims housed in 174 camps, 17,344 Bodos in 29 camps and 833 belonging to the other communities in three camps.
Dhubri has the highest number of 1,01,373 inmates in 129 camps followed by Kokrajhar with 55,760 inmates in 43 camps, Chirang with 23,609 inmates in 22 camps, Bongaigaon with 5554 inmates in nine camps and 756 people in three camps of Barpeta.
There were altogether 4,85,921 inmates in 340 relief camps during the height of the violence which began on July 19 claiming 96 lives.