Nearly 18,000 people hit by NDFB (S) violence in Assam have returned to their homes from camps since yesterday with improvement in the situation though nearly over 1.6 lakh people are still lodged in the temporary shelters, reports stated on Sunday.
Assam government on Saturday claimed that the overall situation in the restive districts has improved even as the number of people taking shelter in 81 relief camps in the wake of serial NDFB attacks has risen to nearly 1.15 lakh.
The district authorities have sent a report to the state government about the rehabilitation measures undertaken for Muzaffarnagar riots victims living in relief camps after Supreme Court sought a reply in this regard.
Amid criticism for ignoring Muzaffarnagar riots victims living in relief camps, the Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday said that those who have refused to go back o their homes have been misled by locals of other political parties.
Pulling up the Uttar Pradesh government over the plight of victims of the Muzaffarnagar riots, the Supreme Court has ordered it to immediately supply blankets and medical help to people living in relief camps.
Uttar Pradesh government on Saturday announced a one-time financial assistance of rupees 5 lakh to help in the rehabilitation of each displaced Muslim family still living in relief camps after the Muzaffarnagar riots.