Guwahati: Thousands of North Eastern people have evacuated a number of parts of their own country. They are forced to flee from their workplaces and reach their inhabits.
Frustration and despair etched on their faces at leaving their jobs, thousands of people from the northeast, mostly youth, arrived in Guwahati Saturday on the three special trains arranged by the Karnataka government.
The panic-stricken exodus ensued in wake of threats or rumoured threats of attacks on people from the northeast as retaliation for the communal clashes in Assam's Bodo areas last month.
"I have been living in Bangalore for last five years. Some of my friends were threatened by some local people from the minority community that we have to leave Bangalore before Aug 20 or face dire consequences, Bitopan Baruah, a native of Upper Assam's Sivsagar district told outside the Guwahati railway station.
"We decided to leave immediately and boarded the special train at Bangalore railway station on Aug 15," said Baruah, who worked as security supervisor in Sai Kripa security agency and was presently posted in a firm, Adarsh Packaging.
"The work is important but to be alive is more important. I would surely go back but only if the situation improves," he said.
About 40 other young men of the same areas in Sivsagar district also returned in the same train. All of them have been working either as security guards or in some hotels and restaurants.
The story of everyone, who fled back home due to the threat that is being circulated either through mobile phones or physically in a few cases, was almost the same. The individual stories of everyone indicate the strong presence of rumours, which had seemingly led to their flight.