As many as 800 people from the Northeast reached Bangalore early Tuesday in the first signs of a turnabout from the exodus witnessed here following panic created by rumours of possible attacks on people from the region.
The 800-odd people arrived on the first special train to ferry people from Guwahati to Bangalore after eight special trains had ferried 30,000 from Bangalore to Guwahati a fortnight ago.
Compared to the exodus the number of people returning is small but this is a beginning since it will signal that others can return as well. People are waiting and watching in the Northeast and people who have returned now will report back to their friends and more will come back, said Additional DGP (law and order) Bipin Gopalkrishna.
Assam: 6,600 people leave relief camps
More than 6,600 people affected by the Assam violence have left relief camps in Kokrajhar and Chirang districts in the past three days,bringing down the total number of inmates to 2,40,333. Sources said while 2,577 people left the camps in Kokrajhar district in the past 24 hours,4,048 left on Sunday and Monday. But no inmate has moved out of the 132 camps in Dhubri.