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No respite from riot in lower Assam: 2 more killed in Dalgaon

Two more persons were killed at Dalgaon in Darrang district in police firing for dispersing an some miscreants on Tuesday midnight.

According to information, the incident took place at Chahgaon around 11 midnight when police tried to disperse some miscreants with firing when they were trying to torch a village. Two persons died on the spot. On the others hand, following this the panic-stricken local people have left the 3rd APTF camp at Sajuabeel.
There are reports of some more house being set ablaze at Nahoroni village under Majbat police station on Tuesday.

A group clash also took place at Khandikar village in Goreswar. 3 persons were injured in the clash. However security forces managed to drive both groups apart. In Tangla area police recovered 2 dead bodies from a paddy field.

Another body was recovered in Rongagarh, of Udalguri. In Tangla and Koilagaon the army conducted flag march.

Meanwhile, the Centre has rushed more security forces to quell the situation. Ten additional BSF companies will be pumped in to the lower Assam districts.
Of these 3 companies will be deployed in Udalguri, 2 in Darrang, 2 in Sonitpur, 2 in Kokrajhar and 1 company in Chirang district. Even as the death toll has touched 60, the number of displaced has crossed 85 thousand.

In its desperate attempt to save the face, the Assam Congress said violence was increasing by day. Reacting to the allegations APCC President and Rajya Sabha member Bhubaneswar Kalita claimed the Congress government has always worked for bringing peace.

On the other hand, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has asked the army and para-military to maintain strict vigil in the violence-hit areas.

Strong measures have also been suggested against those spreading rumours and dealing firmly with miscreants.

Gogoi said the Assembly speaker has been asked to lead an all-party team to the affected districts to restore peace.

The chief minister appealed to all sections of people to maintain peace and not to be provoked by propaganda.
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Juel Narzari's picture

Seeing the situation in Assam I am reminded of a poem "O Captain! My Captain" written by Walt Whitman,where the poet brings out the saddest moment which the countrymen faced after being betrayed by their own master whom they once considered him as the saviour. The poem is applicable to the BTAD authority due to the developments taking place at present.In search of leader who can understand their cry the following verse is fitting especially for Mr. Mohilary who claims himself as the 'Saviour of Boros'. The cry of Boros says; "O Captain! Our Captain! Rise up and hear the cry of people who stands in need of your help; Rise up—for your people who have lost their own land. For you we call, eagerly faces turning to you. Here Captain! We say dear father! We’ve fallen victims of migrant Bangladeshis. But our captain does not answer, his lips still, ears deaf. Our father does not feel the need to help the needy; he has neither pulse nor will;
Ronen Basumatary's picture

Deploying army and para-military forces is not going to heal the wounds of those affected in the recent clash. It will only lead to further escalation of violence in the area. It is high time for the Assam Government to take strong action against the illegal Bangladeshi immigrants.The Chief Minister should not shirk his responsibility by blaming other parties, instead he should take necessary action before Assam becomes another Bangladesh.
ajoy b's picture

Assam need a chief minister like Narendra Modi to prevent Assam become part of greater Bangladesh planned by this jehadis. Rest of country is progressing in economic front, industrialization but Assam is still in the stone age.
Jyotirmoy's picture

Juel, very well written. It would like invite you to join Assamnet and post to discussion forums there. It's a discussion forum for people of Assam worldwide. Nothing more valuable than hearing from people who are feeling the pain. You can visit the Oct archives and see the posts. I have always tried to portray the problems caused by this unchecked migration from B'desh. However there are other netters, who because of reasons best known to them think otherwise. Please speak and let your voice be heard.

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