Stunned by the Silapothar clash, AASU leadership vow to go all out against the immigrants irrespective of religion. Talking to reporters after the incident advisor Dr Samujjal Bhattacharya said under no circumstance they would allow the Hindu immigrants to stay refugees.
He further demanded exemplary punishment for the people responsible for the incident who attack the local AASU office in Silapothar after hundreds of Hindu Bangla-speaking unitedly demanded removal of D voter tag from their names.
The clash took place when the people who attended the rally took out a protest procession to mark the happy ending of the rally.
As the rally crossed the local AASU office a section of the protesters turned violent and pelted stones at the AASU office while some of them ransacked the office and a few people who were there had to flee.
Four two wheelers were set in fire forcing policemen to step in who resorted to lathicharge and tear gas shells to disperse the violent protesters.
ssam’s Angaraag Papon Mahanta, world-renowned percussionist Bickram Ghosh from Kolkata and Scottish singer-songwriter Rachel Sermanni swayed the audience into a musical synergy in folk music that transcends borders. The performance took place in the prestigious SouthBank Centre, London last Friday (13th April 2012). South Bank Centre is the largest single-run arts centre in the world and includes the Royal festival Hall, Hayward Gallery, Queen Elizabeth hall and the Purcell Room.
The concept “TROIKALA” attempts to carefully handpick three artists from different regions and explore a whole new folk music, rich with heritage, borrowing influences from new-age textures which intends to make the music crackle into a perfect fusion of sorts. The project was initiated by the British Council and generously supported by Indian Council for Cultural Relations. Vocals: Papon and Rachel. Tabla: Bickram Ghosh.
The audience response to the Trio was heartfelt and one could see the chemistry and the flawless synergy among the three artists as they played with ease. Papon’s interaction with the audience and his Bihu at the end stole the show.
Filing of nominations for the first phase of Lok Sabha polls slated for April 7 has ended on Friday.
Prominent among those who have field nomination on the last day include BJP president Sarbananda Sonowal in Lakhimpur, his Congress rival Ranee Narah, Union minister Pawan Singh Ghatowar, BJP candidate Rameswar Teli, AGP candidate Anup Phukan in Dibrugarh.
Independent candidate Mani Kumar Subba filed nomination from Tezpur while Kamakhya Prasad Tasa has filed nominations in Jorhat. AGP candidate Dr Arun Sarma filed his nomination before the returning officer in Nagaon.
The scrutiny of these nomination papers would take place on Saturday by he returning officers. The last date for withdrawal of nominations is Sunday. The first phase of Lok Sabha poll is slated for April 7. This phase include Dibrugarh, Jorhat, Kaliabor, Tezpur and Lakhimpur.
A hardcore anti-talk ULFA cadre was killed at an encounter with security forces on Sunday in Tinsukia district. But the banned insurgent outfit has denied death of any cadre in the encounter.
Sunday’s encounter took place at Dikak Sonjan in the afternoon. The incident took place when policemen on checking duties on the street asked a group of ULFAmen to halt when they were riding on a Tata Sumo.
One of the armed cadres started firing at the police team. When police retaliated, the armed youth died on the spot. Police seized a pistol from the vehicle inside the vehicle. Meanwhile, ULFA has denied any encounter with security forces in Tinsukia district.