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Updated: July 31, 2012 18:23 IST

Chidambaram faces slogan-shouting refugees at camp in Dhubri

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Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday had to face some slogan-shouting refugees who were objecting to the visit of Assam Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain along with him in Dhubri.

During his visit to one of the three camps set up for victims of the recent Bodo—migrants clashes, Mr. Chidambaram had to pacify angry Muslims who alleged that Mr. Hussain did not help them despite repeated appeals when they were attacked by Bodos last week in neighbouring Kokrajhar district.

The protesters raised slogans like ‘Rockybul murdabad’, ’Chidambaram zindabad’ and ‘Rockybul go back.’

The home minister listened to their leaders and assured them that their grievances would be taken care of.

“Our main complaint is against Rockybul, not against the home minister. Despite our repeated appeal, Rockybul did not do anything to save us when we were attacked,” Osman Gani, an inmate of the camp, said.

Mr. Hussain, however, refuted the allegations saying he tried his best to help the affected people.

Mr. Chidambaram said all help will be provided to the people here and the government will also take care of their security.

The home minister, who arrived in Guwahati on Monday, was on a two—day trip to the lower Assam districts where violence between minority immigrants and Bodo tribals have claimed 56 lives.

Very clever propaganda article - the pretense is to highlight the protests, but the real message surreptitiously passed is to reinforce that a minority religious group was attacked as always.

from:  kam
Posted on: Jul 31, 2012 at 19:17 IST

The acts of a politician who believes in 'vote-bank' politics. He visits a camp that is occupied by the illegal migrants instead of the indigenous Bodo tribes people..
Chidambaram should be addressing the issues of the influx of migrants from Bangladesh, instead he panders to their whims.

from:  vipul dave
Posted on: Jul 31, 2012 at 18:11 IST
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