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A vigil security has been beefed up in BTAD region during counting of votes tomorrow and victory rally has also been banned after declaration of results to prevent unwanted incidents in Kokrajhar.

Thaneswar Malakar,Deputy Commissioner, Kokrajhar addressing the media persons at DC office conference hall today said that the district administration has geared up to maintain peace and harmony during counting of votes with deployment of security arrangements.He said that district administration ahs imposed 144 crpc in view of maitaining law and order in the district and totally restricted victory rally and any procession after declaration of results till April 15 in the district.

He said that the counting of fate of 88 candidates for 12 constituencies in the district will take place at Kokrajhar, Gossaigaon and Parbatjhora sub-division beginning from 8 am and expected that result declaration would be completed by 6 to 8 pm. He said that 378 polling officials were involved in the counting of votes for five halls of the counting which incuded Fakiragram(14 tables), Banargaon(12 tables), Debargaon (12 tables), Baukhungri (10) tables and Salakati(10 tables).He also told that no mobile would be allowed to the counting ahll except AROs and involved officers during countings.

One each company from CRPF was deployed besides Assam police and some other jawans from security forces to guard the strong rooms in the district . More security forces would also be deployed in constituency wise during counting of votes tomorrow, Malakar added.

Malakar has held meetings with candidates from various party and organisation and zonal and sector officers of the elections and discussed thorougly to maintaining peaceful and integrated during counting of votes.

Altogether 315 candidates contested the council election and their fate was sealed in to ballot boxes in the four districts.

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Citizenship to Hindu migrants, anti-Constitutional: Mahasangha

10 May 2015 - 11:43am | Syed Miraz Ahmed

India is a multi-ethnic, multi-religious country. But under the leadership of PM Modi, the government is all up to provide Indian citizenship to illegal migrants on the basis of religion. Assam is primarily a state of Mongoloid races. The Modi led BJP government is lending precedence to the systematic approach of the former governments in reducing the ruling Mongoloid classes in their own lands to a minority, better said slavery.

“Some 80 lac people belonging to the Hindu community who fled to India following the 1965 and 1971 Indo-Pak War from East Pakistan will be given Indian citizenship destroying in the process the fabric of the indigenous people,” echoed Asom Sanmilita Mahasangha, President, Chandra Kanta Terang in an urgent communiqué.

The Asom Sanmilita Mahasangha is an umbrella organization of 40 strong indigenous organizations representing the aboriginal and indigenous populations of Assam cutting across belief systems.

During the indigenous peoples’ convention held in Jorhat on April 25, 26 recently, the Mahasangha expressed grave concern on what it calls PM Modi’s divisive and communal rationale.

The Mahasangha vide its resolution (13), strongly condemned the Modi led BJP government for dividing and favoring Hindu migrants on the basis of religion calling the attempt an ill-intended conspiracy.

The Mahasangha demanded that illegal migrants must all be considered migrants irrespective of being by belief system, Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists or Christians and dealt with under the due provisions of the country.

Vide resolution 14, the Mahasangha held that during and after the  two Indo-Pak Wars, migrants have settled from East Pakistan in the tribal belts, hills, forest lands, grazing patches, Satra (Namghar) properties, the sand isles and bars, the towns, cities and encroached upon government lands, burnt down indigenous settlements resorting to racial extermination from time to time fomenting unrest among the resident populations (Hindus and Muslims) and therefore, the decision to grant Indian citizenship selectively to Hindus alone by the Modi led government has been strongly condemned.

This is a tremendous blow to the multi ethno religious foundation of India and an anti-Constitutional effort stated the Mahasangha.

The Mahasangha declared that in keeping with the Constitution of India and the prevailing law, migrants who entered Assam post 1951 shall not be allowed to stay back.

Notably, BJP President Amit Shah during his Assam visit on April 26 declared that Hindus from Bangladesh will be given Indian citizenship if the BJP comes to power in Assam in the 2016 elections. 

No let-up in monsoon misery

25 Jul 2016 - 12:52pm | AT News

There seems to be no respite from the ravaging flood waters in Assam on Monday. A steep rise in the water levels of the Brahmaputra and its tributaries have compounded the scene where 15 districts have been reeling under the surging waters.

According to government information, the current flood waves have affected nearly 5 lakh people who have been rendered homeless. Nearly 75,000 people have been taking shelters in the relief camps while thousands of others have been remaining trapped.

The flood waters have claimed yet another person on Sunday and with this the toll has gone up to 3. In Lakhimpur district alone, one person died and over 50,000 people covering 130 villages have reeling under flood where vital roads and bridges have been ravaged with the last couple of days.

Same scene prevails in Bongaigaon where the  flash flood affected 22,000 people covering 30 villages in Srijangram and Bijni. Crops covering an area of 3,245 hectares have been damaged by the flood waters.

The situation is different in Goalpara where the current flood waves submerged around 45 villages affecting more than 20,000 people in Lakhipur.

The river Brahmaputra and its tributaries Jiabharali, Gabharu, Belsiri and Panchnoi have been flowing dangerously submerged in Sonitpur district. The worst-hit areas include Bhumuraguri, Kacharipam and Rajgar villages.

Army and NDRF personnel have been stepped up relief and rescue operations in the worst-hit districts which include Barpeta,Lakhimpur, Dibrugarh, Jorhat, Sivasagar, Sonitpur, Dhemaji. 

10th Biennial session of AAJU commences in Sonitpur

18 Jun 2017 - 12:55pm | AT Staff Reporter

The 10th Biennial session of All Assam Journalist Union (AAJU) session has commenced at Pachim Gabharu in Sonitpur from June 17th.The seesion has been organized by AAJU Sonitpur district committee.The two days session was started with the hoisting of AAJU flag by Bholanath Nath,president of AAJU on June 17 at 9 am followed by homage paying ceremony led by Pankaj Nath,secretary,AAJU at 9.30 am.The central executive meeting was held at 1 pm followed by delegates session at 7 pm which was presided over by Bholanath Nath,president AAJU.Biren Bora,president,reception committee in his welcome speech thanked media personnel from various districts of Assam for attending the session.The open session will be held on June 18 which will be attended by several distinguished personalities of Assam.Delegates from various districts namely-Udalguri,Darrang,Nalbari,Barpeta,Bongaigaon,Sonitpur,Lakhimpur,Dhemaji,Dibrugarh, Tinsukia,Golaghat,Sibasagar,Morigaon,Kamrup,Baksa etc participated.