PPFA slams militants, appeals for I-Day celebration
Guwahati: Patriotic People’s Front Assam (PPFA) today denounces the diktat of separatist militants on celebration of 72nd Independence Day and appeals to the people of the region to celebrate the auspicious day with fanfare.
The PPFA in a statement argues that every Indian should hoist Tri-colour on I-Day and Republic Day paying tributes to the martyrs of freedom struggle. Only an ungrateful nation can think of boycotting an occasion scheduled for honouring the martyrs, asserted the forum. It may be noted that various rebel groups comprising United Liberation Front of Asom (Independent), co-ordination committee of RPF, UNLF, PREPAK, PREPAK (Pro) etc asked the people of Northeast to boycott the I-day on 15 August.
In a media statement, terming the region as Western South East Asia (WESEA), the militant outfits called for total shutdown with effect from Tuesday midnight to Wednesday evening in entire region. It also claimed that the I-Day celebrations were imposed in the area where as the people were demanding freedom from New Delhi’s colonial rule. The PPFA however clarified that militants were only day dreaming to make the region independent out of India, as the people continue rejoicing the independence. Moreover the residents have joined in the nation building process participating in all elections to elect their representatives.
“Those militants must not forget that hundreds of freedom fighters from the alienated region sacrificed immensely for making India a sovereign nation. They faced the batons, bullets and gallows of colonial British forces during the freedom movement. Those brave hearts should be honoured on I-Day and R-Day,” it added. The forum finally appeals to every individual and organizations of the northeastern India to salute the Tri-colour before demanding dues from the government and spare both the sacred days from any agitating purpose and dedicate I-Day and R-Day for paying tributes for known and unknown martyrs of freedom struggle.
14 Feb 2008 - 4:50am | editor
The Sarusajai Sports Complex will host the Indian B Division League Football match from the second week of March. Oil India team pins hope on several prominent footballers to clinch the championship. Sources here say several players from outside have confirmed their participation.
7 Nov 2009 - 5:27am | editor
Three days after they were picked up in Bangladesh, top ULFA leaders Chitraban Hazarika and Sasha Chaudhury have been handed over to Assam police after a series of formalities both in Delhi and Dhaka. The ULFA top guns who were detained at Gakulnagar area across Indo-Bangla border in Tripura were handed over to the BSF before being whisked away to Silchar en ropute to New Delhi. Later they were taken back to Guwahati for more formalities.
Meanwhile, the family members of both the topguns are eagerly waiting to see them since they have been been able to see them for the last many years. According to sources, the entire sudden development is stage managed as ULFA is rapidly losing its strength forcing a section of them to join the pro truce faction led by Mrinal Hazarika. But the pro truce faction has yet to react.
26 Jun 2017 - 5:28pm | AT Kokrajhar Bureau
The International day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking was organized at Basic Training Centre in Kokrajhar. Hundreds of activists from different parts of the district,government officials, NGOs, senior citizens participated on the occasion.
The day was organized by district administration, Kokrajhar on Monday which has highlighted various issues on drug abuse and illicit trafficking incident that has been happening among human society in the region.Speakers and resource persons from different corners like NGO, law, health sector,social welfare department, senior government officials were participated on the occsaion. Bhaskar Das, Kokrajhar additional DC, Dr BC Medhi, senior health and medical officer from Kokrajhar RNB civil hospital,Kwrwmdao Wary, legal expert, Bishnu Narzary, KMB chairman were graced as speakers on the occasion.
Das said that the day has been observed by district administration to create awareness and social uplift among human society in the district. He said that some time human society is facing undesirable situation due to lack of information about drug abuse and illicit trafficking in the region.He has expressed his hopeful that this awareness programme will be benefitted for the society.