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    Oil authority is forcing us to continue struggling in the relief camps: Baghjan victims

    Hundreds of Baghjan victims on Sunday marched towards the office premises of the Tinsukia district’s deputy commissioner with an aim to stage a protest. However, the Baghjan police prevented them from marching ahead.

    GUWAHATI:  The victims of the Oil India Limited’s Baghjan 5 gas oil well blowout on Sunday alleged that the PSU major has been forcing them to continue struggling in the temporary relief camps.

    Hundreds of Baghjan victims on Sunday marched towards the office premises of the Tinsukia district’s deputy commissioner with an aim to stage a protest. However, the Baghjan police prevented them from marching ahead near the police station. Consequently, the victims staged a protest near the Baghjan police station itself and shouted slogans against the Oil authority as well as the district administration of Tinsukia.

    The protesters said, “The Oil India Limited has forced us to continue struggling in the temporary relief camps. They (Oil authority) have missed several deadlines set earlier for killing the malfunctioning well. They are misleading us.”

    The protesters also criticised the Tinsukia district administration for not releasing the compensation in time. “We wish the office premises of the deputy commissioner be opened for accommodating us. It will be more convenient and safer for us to stay in. We are frustrated adjusting in the temporary relief camps,” the protesters aid.

    Recently, some of the experts from Singapore engaged in capping the Baghjan blowout left Tinsukia after failing to kill the escaping well. Earlier than that, the Oil authority announced several deadlines for fixing the blowout.

    “Two months have passed on; there is no sign of fixing the blowout. Nevertheless, neither the Oil authority, nor the district administration is concerned for the delay,” the protesters further said.

    The victims also warned of strengthened protests in the coming days.    

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