Bengal Violence: Assam child right body seeks solution; WB Guv to visit Assam tomorrow
GUWAHATI: The Assam State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (ASCPCR) on Thursday has asked the West Bengal government to ensure that no child’s rights were violated due to the ongoing post-poll violence in the neighbouring state.
A team of ASCPCR visited Dhubri district’s temporary shelter camps set up by the state government to accommodate the hundreds of people from West Bengal who fled after the violence and took stock of the situation of the children residing there.
At least nine children were reported to be residing in the camp. The Commission in a statement observed, “Though the children were not physically assaulted, due to the situation and the atrocities happened upon their parents, the children have been undergoing tremendous mental sufferings. Moreover, their right to education has also been disrupted. Therefore, the Commission asks the West Bengal government to keep a check on the matter.”
Meanwhile, West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar is scheduled to visit the camps in Assam on Friday to take a firsthand assessment of the situation. The Governor will be visiting Ranpagli and Srirampur camps tomorrow. He will reach Ranpagli at 9.45 am by a BSF helicopter.
Over 400 people have reportedly crossed over to Assam after Trinamool Congress workers allegedly attacked them after the poll results were out in which Trinamool won.