Kolkata: Calling the situation in violence-raved areas of Assam "shocking", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday pledged that the displaced people fleeing to her state would be provided shelter.

"The situation in Kokrajhar and other districts in Assam hit violence is shocking. Lot of people are crossing over to Bengal from Assam following the violence. We will provide shelter to them," the Chief Minister said at a government function here.

She said the administration in the bordering districts has given shelter to such people. "We consider it our social responsibility. We will provide them shelter and food even if we remain unfed," she said.

(Agencies)

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