Gorkhas of Assam extends support to Gorkhaland demand
Chief spokesperson of Gorkha Autonomous Council Demand Committee (GACDC) the political wing of All Assam Gorkha Students' Union (AAGSU) in Assam Mr. Purna Chetri speaking as a Special Guest of Honour at the 194th Bhanu Jayanti and 1st Bi-nennial Conference of Bokajan Regional Committee of AAGSU at Talbalijan Birsa Munda Mini Stadium, Sariahajan (Bokajan) in Karbianglong extended full co-operation to the Gorkhaland statehood demand in West Bengal. He added that the culture, tradition and language of Gorkhas no where resemble the counterpart Bengalis so there is no means of staying within the same geographical entity. For the larger interest of Gorkhas the Govt. of West Bengal and Govt. of India should create Gorkhaland within the territory of West Bengal at the earliest possible without further involving in blood shedding politics. He informed the media and the general people that AAGSU and GACDC two apex bodies of Gorkhas of Assam in a resolution have supported the statehood demand of Gorkhaland. He even called upon the state government to fulfill its promise of providing Gorkha Development Council for the all-round development of Gorkhas of Assam. It needs to mention here that over the past few years after the silver jubilee of 1976 born All Assam Gorkha Students' Union (AAGSU), the student body has been demanding Gorkha Autonomous Council (GAC) within the territory of Assam on satellite basis meanwhile the Chief Minister of Assam Tarun Gogoi declared January 21st in the open session of Assam Gorkha Sammelan at Digboi to provide Gorkha Development Council along with six other agitating communities.
Addressing as Chief Guest Dil Bahadur Limboo, President All Assam Gorkha Students' Union (AAGSU) recalled the contributions of veteran Freedom fighter Babu Chabilal Upadhyay whose contribution went unrecorded in the History of Assam. He said that it was Chabilal Upadhyay under whose presidentship the then Assam Association was converted into now Assam Pradesh Congress Committee(APCC) whose product is our CM Tarun Gogoi. But then the ruling Congress has forgotten the contribution of this particular person who is equivalent to Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi. He lamented that the Govt. of Assam refused to even stand a bronze statue of the veteran leader at his birth place in Tezpur meanwhile airport, roads and several statues of his colleague Gopinath Bordoloi has been raised. It is a conspiracy hatched to uproot the identity of Gorkhas in Assam he added
He even reiterated that the Gorkhas of Assam have always been very loyal to their motherland so they even called Assamese as their mother tongue at the call Ambikagiri Rai Choudhury as there was threat from Bengali language to the existence of Assamese as official language. Socially, economically, politically, culturally and even historically the Gorkhas have contributed for the cause of Assam and at large India. On the august occasion of birth anniversary of a great poet he paid his heartfelt homage and called up[on youth to follow good ideologies of great personalities.
Earlier delivering his keynote address Harkha Bahadur Chetri, President, Gorkha Autonomous Council Demand Committee (GACDC) said that demand of Gorkha Autnomous Council is result of Government failure of resolving our other small demands to identify Gorkhas as 1st class citizen in Assam. He called upon the youth to prepare for democratic protest to achieve their identity of being the 1st class historically contributing Gorkha community in Assam. He said that Gorkhas of Assam are the siblings of those who became a part of sovereign India after the historic 1816 Sagooly treaty between East India Company and Nepal monarch where in a large part of then Nepal upto Goalpara of now Assam was inducted into India for administrative reforms. Technically to divide and rule and always question the citizenship the Gorkhas the Indo Nepal friendship Treaty was signed in 1950 by Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru the 1st prime minister of independent India with then Nepal monarch. AAGSU had earlier demanded withdrawal of clauses vi and vii of Indo Nepal Friendship Treaty (1950) and issue passport visa system for reciprocal visit by the citizen of either countries so that genuine Indian Gorkhas citizenship is not questioned and smelt over frequent visit by the foreigners from the neighborhood. GACDC is commited to create Gorkha Autnomous Council to solve all problems and issues, he added. 28 members organization of Peoples Committee for Peace Initiative in Assam(PCPIA) have extrended moral and a few have given written assurance in support of Gorkha Autonomous Council.
The open session thronged by more than 5500 people was attended by Biren Singh Engti the only MP from the Autonous Hills District K/A and NC Hills, Mangal Singh Engti Chief Executive Member (CEM) Karbianglong Autonomous Council(KAAC) who answered the queries of student leaders , Pitambar Gurung President, Bharatiya Gorkha Parisangha, Assam State Committee and several other dignitaries including representatives of students' union of all communities of Assam. All the leaders echoed in same voice and extended full support to creation of Gorkha Autonomous council in Assam.
4 May 2017 - 8:52pm | Shajid Khan
Eight persons were injured when a speeding passenger car turned turtle, at Mangaldai-Bhutiachang road in Ratanpur area under Tangla Police Station of Udalguri on Thursday noon.
The speeding passenger car (AS01EC0196) was on its way from Tangla to Panery at around 12 pm when it overturned as the driver lost control. The injured were immediately rushed to Tangla CHC.Those injured which include three students of Tangla College are Sima Thakur (18), Sangita Bhuyan (38) ,Rashmi Baishya(22), Ram Bahadur Chetry (28), Abhigyan Bhuyan (15), Naliba Khodal (20), Jiten Kurmi (27) and a 2 year old infant.
The driver of the vehicle Jiten Kurmi (27) has been referred to Mangaldai Civil Hospital while Sangita Bhuyan(38) who sustained severe head injury has been rushed to a private nursing home of Guwahati. The other injured are undergoing treatment at Tangla CHC.
14 Aug 2007 - 6:48am | editor
Guwahati : Security forces have decided to launch joint operations against ULFA and KLNLF militants according to well-placed government sources This is obvious, as militants had killed 34 Hindi speaking people in the last five days in Karbi Anglong. Earlier a meeting of the Strategic Group of Unified Command Structure held at Guwahati today discussed about the situation and decided to send 15 more company Para-military forces to Karbi Anglong immediately. Assam chief Minister Tarun Gogoi presided over this meeting, where Special Secretary (Internal Security) of the ministry of Home Affairs, M L Kumwat, and Director NE of the ministry A K Goel, DG, BSF, A K Mitra and his CRPF counterpart S I S Ahmed, GOC IV Core and representatives of different security and intelligence organizations were also present The meeting reviewed the overall security situation in the state in view of the Independence Day celebrations. Later they had attended another meeting at Rani BSF camp where all senior officers of security agencies engaged in counter insurgency operations were also present. Meanwhile the panic-stricken Hindi-speakers have started fleeing Assam fearing more attacks. According to sources hundreds of families have been fed to safer places to save their lives. District Administration of Karbi Anglong has advised every Hindi-speaking people living in the district to take shelter in temporary relief camps till Independence Day of the country is over. Authorities have opened two such camps to shelter Hindi speakers. More than 250 families have already been moved to these two shelters. But there are thousands, who denied flying away and decided to stay back, where they have been living since the days of their forefathers. Meanwhile North East Frontier Railways has rescheduled all trains that travel in night to day hours through trouble torn Karbi Anglong on 14 and 15th of August and. Union Home Minister for state Sriprakash Jaiswal has reached Assam on Tuesday morning to take stock of the situation. He will visit Ampahar, Dolamara and Diphu town to meet the relatives of deceased who were killed by terrorists in last five days
25 Jan 2012 - 3:55am | editor
Over 1800 militants from nine outfits bade farewell to arms before Union home minister P Chidambaram and Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi at a function in Guwahati on Tuesday. Gogoi and Chidambaram greeted them with rose buds for coming back to national mainstream.
In his address, Chidambaram said that he would assure them of equal right and dignity. He said, “the Government has welcomed the militants back to the fold. Everyone is entitled to live with honour."
Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi, Army GoCs of 3 and 4 Corps, and director general of police Jayant Narayan Chowdhury were also present. Chairmen and 'commanders', the militants surrendered 201 assorted arms and ammunition. The underground groups include Adivashi Peoples Army, All Adivashi National Liberation Army, Santhal Tiger Force, Birsa Commando Force, Adivashi Cobra Military of Assam, Kuki Liberation Army, Kuki Liberation Organisation, Hmar People’s Convention, United Kukigam Defence Army and Kuki Revolutionary Army.