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.
25 Nov 2008 - 2:38am | Bikash Das
The religious Urus festivel of Dinkar Khalilar Rahman Majhar Sharif located at Dinkar under Kamalpur revenur circle in Kamrup district will be held on December 11 and 12 next with a two days long programme. This will be the 32th celebration of this festivel. Thousands of people will be gathered in this event from various parts of Assam and the north east.The programmme will be attended by Syeda Anowara Taimur, ex Chief Minister of the state and MP, Rajya Sabha, Maidul Islam Borah, ex Minister, Uttara Kalita, Parliamentary Secretary, Panchayat and Rural Development and Madhab Rajbangshi,ex MP. A reception committee has been formed with Uttara Kalita, MLA, Kamalpur as Chief President, Abdul Mazid Saikia as Working President and Hanif Ali as Secretary. The reception committee has appealed all the people to attend the event.
2 Dec 2007 - 4:00am | editor
Assam Day, also known as the Syukapha Day, is being observed on Sunday with a series of programmes across the state.
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi is schedule give away the Sukapha Award to noted citizen and journalist Padma Borkotoky at a function at the Rabindra Bhawan in the evening.
Organised by the department of cultural affairs, minister for cultural affairs Gautom Bora and prominent historian Dr Jogen Phukan will attend the function.
24 Dec 2014 - 1:24pm | Rashmita Gogoi
Hundreds of people on Wednesday staged dharna in front of the Assam Bhawan in New Delhi in protest against the NDFB-S attacks in Assam where over 50 people were killed on Tuesday.
With festoones and playcards in their hands, the protestors squatted in front of the Assam House demanding an end to the bloodbath.
The protesters further demanded exemplary punishments for against the militants who unleashed the violence in five places to kill over 55 people.
Meanwhile, the Union cabinet in its meeting condemned the NDFB-S attacks on the common people condoled the death of over 55 people. after the end of the meeting, Union home minister Rajnath Singh and his junior minister Kiren Rijiju have left for Assam to take stock of the situation.
Immediately after landing in Guwahati, the Union home ministers are leavig for Sonitpur district where the militants killed at least 40 people in Dhekiajuli and Paboi in two attacks in the evening.
They are also scheduel to visit Kokrajhar on Thursday wgere the miltants killed at least 26 people to retaliate the combing offensive against them.
During their visit, Singh is scheduled to take stock of the situation at a meeting with met Chief minister Tarun Gogoi towards the evening.