A warlike situation is in sight along the Assam-Nagaland interstate border. Police and paramilitary forces are on high alert to avert any incident of fresh incidents of attack by the Nagaland miscreants.
Security forces are concentrating mainly on Mariani following the killing of a worker by assailants suspected to be from Nagaland at Naginijan tea garden in Jorhat district. Additional troops have been deployed after the incident that took place yesterday.
The proscribed United Liberation Front of Asom [ULFA-Independent] expresses delight in the arrival of the under seventeen Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup soccer matches in homeland Assam.
“I, on behalf of my organisation, thank FIFA for bringing International Football to this remote part of the world and a warm welcome to the FIFA officials and players of different nations to Assam,” states Abhizeet Asom, the elusive Chairman of the outfit.
He believes that the people of Assam will immensely benefit by the experience, learning about international standards in football by witnessing the ways and manners of the teenage players from different countries and the cultural exchanges that is likely to take place.
The outfit is optimistic in that the citizens of Assam with their characteristic generous nature that the state is famous for would open their hearts to the international citizens of tomorrow with exemplary hospitality so that they can remember Assam fondly.
We in the organisation would be very grateful if our citizens cooperate with the organizers of the sporting event in all areas of the organisational matters for the same and help in maintaining peace and order and prevent any attempt by miscreants to damage the reputation of Assam, he adds.
“Each and every citizen of Assam must remember the at such events carry the prestige of Assam far and wide,” Asom concludes in a communiqué.
TANGLA: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said his government has been working to ensure equal development, opportunity to all sections of the people reiterating the strong commitment for inclusive development and progress as a whole.
Addressing the open session of the 15th Adivasi Mahasabha organized by AASAA on Sunday afternoon in Udalguri, he said the Adivasis are the driving strength of the greater Assamese society. Paying rich tributes to the founder president All Adivasi Students' Association of Assam (AASAA) Late Justin Lakra , Sonowal said that Lakra strived hard to unite and strengthen the Adivasi people.He assured of extending aid in building an auditorium in the Khokabasti area
in memory of tribal freedom fighter Birsa Munda. Earlier the open session inaugurated by AASAA CEC President, Pradeep Nag addressed as appointed speaker by President of AdivasiSahitya Sabha, Wilfred Topno. Topno expressed grave concern on the step motherly attitude of the government towards resolving the issues plaguing the community.
He exhorted for proper implementation the Right to Education Act,Traditional Forest Dwellers' Act and job reservation,he also said that the Adivasis are being deprived of the right to education, electricity, health care, drinking water and other basic facilities in the state. Revenue Minister Pallab Lochan Das assured them of all possible steps towards the uplift of the marginalized community including construction of houses under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana by pact with tea garden authorities,electrification under forthcoming 'Subhagya' scheme among others. Rajya Sabha MP Santiuse Kujur said," the government has been playing a hide-and-seek game with the Adivasi people of the state on the ST issue.