The situation in the strife-orn lower Assam districts is limping back to normal with authorities relaxing curfew in the worst-hit Kokrajhar district on Sunday.

The indefinite curfew clamped in Kokrajhar has been relaxed for the day while night curfew between 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. will continue in the other affected districts, official sources said.

The official death toll remained at 53 and there was no report of any fresh incident of violence. Kokrajhar, Chirang and Dhubri districts are the worst hit among five affected districts, the two others being Bongaigaon and Baksa in the clashes.

More than three lakh people have been affected in the violence that went on for eight days and most of them are sheltered in relief camps.

With law and order situation improving, the district administrations are taking measures to persuade victims to return to their homes.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday visited Kokrajhar and announced a Rs 300-crore rehabilitation package and declared that a probe will be held to ascertain the cause of the clashes.


Chidambaram meets Kokrajhar victims July 30, 2012