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Social activist demand through probe

5 Sep 2017 - 10:17pm | AT Kokrajhar Bureau

Noted social activists from New Delhi Harsh Mander and John Doyal demanded impartial inquiry into murder case of Lafikul Islam Ahmed; assassinated ABMSU president. They rushed at Salakati residence to meet family members of the Lafikul in Kokrajhar district on Tuesday.

Rights activists have urged the government as well investigating agencies to make strong inquiry while identifying the involved culprits.
  Both activists expressed serious concern over killing of student leader. They demanded early start of CBI investigation to arrest involved culprits through proper inquiry.

  They urged the government as well investigating agencies to come with strong inquiry into Lafikul murder. They also met ABMSU and AAMSU leaders at Salakati and shared views into the situation.

Mander after visiting the Salakati said that killing of Lafikul was unfortunate,who had spoke for the minority a well down trodden communities. He has opined that murder of a student leader should be given justice through thorough investigation.

‘Although 35 days passed after assassination of Lafikul, yet main involved culprits to be identified. By the either CBI or any other agencies, there is needed independent inquiry into murder case’, Mander said.

Doyal expressed displeasure over snail pace of investigation said that though the killing passed over one month.The incident should be brought into nabbed through strong investigation. He has urged the government early start of impartial inquiry and nab of culprits.


All BTC Minority Students Union (ABMSU) and All Assam Minority Students Union (AAMSU) slammed the government for not taking stern check into Lafikul killing demanded resignation of CM, who is also holding Home department. 

Emfa ridicules Papon’s diktat for media

25 Apr 2016 - 1:35pm | AT News

Electronic Media Forum Assam (Emfa) expresses shock & dismay at the audacity of a popular Assamese personality to diktat terms for the electronic media. The forum also asks singer Angarag Papon Mahanta to keep away from such unwanted activities in future.

It may be mentioned that Papon, while performing at a Bihu function in Pathshala last night, engaged in debates with the news channels’ camera persons (on duty) and indirectly scolded them for focusing over an unwanted incident that took place among the audience.

Honoured with various national and international awards, Papon also addressed the media persons in negative terms and asked them to do coverage according to his wishes.

“Angarag Mahanta should devote more time & energy for his creations and set a larger destination to achieve, rather than indulging in unnecessary debates with the media persons. He should not forget that millions of audience becomes accessible for him because of our people cover the program live in television channels,” said a statement issued by the Emfa.

It also added that the media persons must not be targeted by anybody (whatever his stature) for his/her selfish interest and if the concerned individual can not appreciate the media, he/she at least should not dishonor the ‘working men in the medium’.

Buffaloes relocated

18 Mar 2015 - 10:49pm | Subhamoy Bhattacharjee

Two hand-raised Asian Wild buffaloes from the IFAW-WTI run Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC) were today released in Burhachapori Wildlife Sanctuary, Assam.

Agora, a male and Gerakati, a female were rescued in different circumstances in Kaziranga National Park when they were about month old age. Agora’s mother was found dead in 15th of December, 2012 while Gerakati was separated from its mother in 23rd of September, 2012. After rescue, both of them were placed at CWRC for further care and treatment.

The release site was selected after a joint survey of CWRC IFAW-WTI team and Assam Forest Department, led by P. Sivakumar, Conservator of Forest, Assam Forest Department and incharge of the Sanctuary.

“We welcome this wild buffalo rehabilitation effort of CWRC at Burachapori WLS. This will boost our continuous efforts to repopulate Burachapori WLS with important wildlife”, said P.Sivkumar, Conservator of Forest, Assam Forest Department and in-charge of the Burachapori WLS.

For the first few weeks after their release, the duo would be kept in a temporary enclosure for adaptation in the new landscape for a couple of months. As and when they adapt to their new surroundings, they will be released in the sanctuary. The IFAW-WTI team biologist along with the Assam Forest Department would continue to monitor the released animals for a stipulated time.

The CWRC is the first rescue and rehabilitation centre near a protected area in India. Strategically located in Borjuri village, adjacent to the Panbari Reserve Forest, near Kaziranga National Park in Assam, the centre attends to a wide range of wildlife emergencies resulting from natural or anthropogenic causes.

CWRC was established in August 2002 with a primary aim to stabilise displaced animals and release them back into the wild, as close to the site of rescue as possible, following necessary treatment. The centre follows accepted international protocols and guidelines during rescue, treatment and rehabilitation of displaced or distressed animals.