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A team of District Legal Service Authority (DLSA), Dhemaji visited flood-hit Bahir-Jonai villages in Dhemaji district of Assam on Wednesday, and took stock of the loss and damages caused by flood.

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The team comprised its secretary N A Laskar, Jonai sub-divisional judicial magistrate Bijoya Khaklari and three DLSA members from Jonai Bar besides government officials and public leaders.

The team visited flood ravaged Rabhakathoni, Taribasti and Berachapori villages and took stock of the flood-affected families.

They also conducted a meeting at Rabhakathoni Malbhog LP School under Jonai block and interacted with the sufferers.

The judicial officers during the meeting enquired on the relief and rescue operations conducted by the government and other non-government agencies in the flood hit area.

They asked the people to report if there was any case of human rights or child rights violation during the disastrous situation.

The people in the meeting reported the DLSA members that they were having minimum requirements to mitigate the situation but crying for proper rehabilitation measure from state government’s end.

The flood-hit families in meeting informed that state government department and some NGOs have been distributing food, drinking water and other essential items to the affected families, while District Disaster Management Authority of Dhemaji is working to mitigate child right violation during the disastrous situation.

The affected people of course, alleged shortage of medicine supply in the flood-hit areas even though the Sub-divisional Health department was conducting mobile medical at selected locations.

The DLSA is all set to report the ground situation to State government to ensure better support to the flood affected families and take up proper rehabilitation policies.

Prafulla Kaman is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dhemaji. He can be reached at:

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