No more relief camps please
It may sound unfair indeed these days. Kokrajhar district administration meets with increasing difficulties to continue the releif camps in the schools and colleges.
Studentsa and teachers alike in the district demand immediaye withdrawal of the camps aleging it unfair in the time of Saraswati puja and HSLC and HS examinations.
Students of Patgaon High School staged dharna with placards demanding removal of relief camps from school as Adivasi peoples are taking sheltering after carnage by NDFB(S) militants on December 23 last.
Students and teachers organised the Saraswati puja at open ground instead of school complex on Sunday stating that the school is facing uncongenial atmosphere due relief camp since December 25 last in the school and altogether 886 students are participating the HSLC examination beginning from February 19 next.
Sunith Kumar Iswary,officer in-charge of Patgaon HSLC examination centre in Kokrajhar said that the school authority had intimated to the concern department about situation,yet till date the camps were not shifted as the HSLC examination 2015 will start from February 19 next where 886 candidates participating the examination and no any preparation can’t be initiated to hold the examination.
He has demanded early shifting of relief camp from school and extend help to conduct the examination other wise it will not be conducted examination in this centre,he added.
Inmates at the school said that the government has not been giving proper steps to shift them at their villages that’s why they are living the school.
5 Aug 2011 - 10:44pm | editor
ULFA and the Centre are all set to hold the first round of formal talks on Wednesday next. The count down began when the banned outfit has submitted their charter of demands before the Union home minister on Friday.
Led by chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa, the ULFA delegation met Chidambaram at his North Block-based office at around 12 noon in presence of Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and peace interlocutor P C Haldar. According to sources, ULFA has dropped sovereignty and independence demands. They are set to press for more autonomy, special status for Assam and other safeguards for the people there under the Constitution.
Talking to reporters, chief minister Gogoi called it a significant step in bringing peace in Assam and said both state and central governments were sincere about finding a solution for permanent peace in the restive state.
It is learnt that Rajkhowa and others are understood to have asked the government to bring back its Anup Chetia, who is in detention in Bangladesh since 1997, to facilitate his participation in the peace talks.
30 Jul 2008 - 2:42pm | editor
Two people were killed in two separate incidents in Assam on Tuesday night. A Panchayat body president in Amguri in upper Assam’s Sivasagar district, Hemanta Baruah was shot dead by a few miscreants near his resident Haluwating at around 10 at night on Tuesday. Police have yet to ascertain the reason. In yet another incident, one Himanshu Das, 42 years, was killed by unidentified assailants on Tuesday evening at Kumargaon, 8 kilo metres from Sarbhog police station in Barpeta district. Some unidentified youths went to the house of Das, who was the gaonbira of the village and called him outside. When he went out, they shot him dead. The police later recovered 4 empty cartridges of AK 56 rifle from the spot.
25 Apr 2019 - 10:24am | AT News
Many issues confronting the north eastern region have been left unnoticed amid the heat and dust of the recent electioneering much to the surprise of the knowledgeable circle.
Insurgency, flood and erosion, cross border influx missed the poll manifestoed released by both Congress and BJP.
"I don't understand why these parties are averse to make these poll issues. Both parties are responsible " said Bondita Sailor, a college teacher in Sivasagar.
"We have concentrated only on the principal issue which is none other than the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. We won't allow it, " said HP Saikia, a Congress leader in Guwahati.
Rhianna Das, a local entrepreneur in Agartala deployed that the farmer issue ended with Rs 6000 through bank. "Farmers'plight has no limit. They required both short and long term measures. But PM Modi pacified it only with Rs 6000 in 3 installments. Disgusting indeed, " she said.
Apart from that, no party has promised to settle in insurgency issue in the entire issue.