Kokrajhar Emergency Relief Fund
The Incident. Inhuman treatment and torture was meted out to Adivasis in the name of eviction in Kokrajhar district of Assam. More than 200 Forest Guards from the Bodo community torched 1,200 houses in 33 villages, in an act of ethnic violence on October 30th – October 31st 2010. The men were chased and fearing arrest they hid themselves. The food stock kept safe in the baskets and granaries were burnt, the livestock was carried away as booty, and the utensils /cooking pots were smashed. The women who protested were molested. A total of 40 men were arrested. The Eviction Team also burned down 8 schools, and 2 churches. In total 1,200 families with 7,000 individuals are affected.
The Need. Our partner organization, PAJHRA is working to provide relief. As the people lost all their possessions when their homes were burnt down, the people require tarpaulins to setup temporary shelter, blankets, clothes, soap and food supplies.
What we are doing. Adivasi Development Network is working with PAJHRA to provide relief to the people. Our first priority is to provide for babies and young children who have suffered most during the incident.
What you can do:
1. Please help us in providing relief to those in need in Kokrajhar. Donate online using the button on the top of this page
2. Raise awareness about the incident and urge your family and friends to donate for relief as well.
US/EU Donors: please use Paypal Donate link give above.
Donors from India: Please send money directly to PAJHRA's bank account:
Account Holder: PAJHRA
Account No.: 1699706126
Bank: Central Bank of India
Branch code: 01346
IFSC Code: CBIN0281346 (used for RTGS and NEFT transactions)
MICR Code: 784016002
Send this brief to your friends who are living in India to inform them about the incident and urge them to do a direct bank transfer to PAJHRA
Send this brief to your friends living in US/Europe to inform them about the incident and urge them to donate online through this website