Assam accounts for 11 per cent of cases of offences against the state, the second highest in the country. The National Crime Record Bureau data suggests that Assam stands next to Kerala with 72 cases of offences against the State in 2014.
According to NCRB data, these cases, mostly, pertained either to waging or attempting to wage war or abetting waging of waragainst the government (Section 121), conspiracy to commit offences punishable under Section 121 (Section 121 A), collecting arms with intention of waging waragainst the government (Section 122), concealing with intent to facilitate design to wage war (Section 123) or sedition.
Meghalaya has recorded 32 such cases. Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Sikkim did not record a single offence against the State in 2014.
28 Jun 2007 - 11:22am | Sandeeps Guwahati: In the aftermath of the Mangoldoi meet of the AGP, the party today announced that it would soon make a decision to forge an alliance with the AGP (P) to regain power from Congress rather than merging the later with the parent body. The Mangaldoi meet on Sunday has decided to form a working group for unification of both the faction.
Party sources here veiled that the party will not take a decision to bring back former chief minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta to the parent AGP. Mahanta is now the AGP (P) after his expulsion from the party in the last year. “We will try to achieve the original objective of keeping Brindaban Goswami as party president and at the same time get support of Mahanta to extricate Congress government at Dispur (keeping away Mahanta from the leadership). If such an alliance will bring rewarding results for the people and the State, then the party will decide about the merger,” said a section of AGP leaders pleading anonymity.Goswami is now in a bid to drench the flame of the party leaders who revolved against him and demanded his resignation in the Mangaldoi meet. Goswami is trying to bring Mahanta closer to the party to ensure that the effect of Mahanta being expelled from the party is neutralized.Most of the AGP MLAs, MPs and leaders are still of the opinion that the party cannot be strengthened without Mahanta. They said Mahanta was the only successful chief minister of Assam after Hiteswar Saikia who had not made any compromise with extremists for the greater interests of the people. “For his unbending attitude, he had to lose the chief ministership, the government and the party at the behest of some political parties which were operating in league with extremists’ outfits. In the present day milieu, he is an integral part of Assam politics and his policy on tackling extremist activities should be welcome by all political parties.” These leaders are of the view that even though the present president Brindaban has a clean image, he has failed to gear up the party. If such an alliance happens, it will be a new dimension in the State political scenario. However everything will be decided in the meeting of the general house, which will sit on July 22. The executive committee will also sit on July 21 to discuss the next course of action.
The neo Vaishnavism experts on Saturday stressed unity and brother good among the people of all castes and creeds for a wealthy society as they participated at a huge meeting in Udalguri.
What they said in the speeches are worth mentioning at a time when religious intolerance has taken the centrestage of national discourse these days.
In his opening address Srimanta Sankardev Sangha Padadhikar Bhabendranath Deka said that saints and religious preachers like Kabir, Sankaradeva,Hazrat Muhammed,Jesus Christ and many others, are part of the religious heritage and that they all promoted the culture. .He further said Assam is an witness to the fact that religion of love and devotion, as practised by Sankaradeva and others, have succeeded in strengthening the spiritual bond among mankind.
Exhorting the gathering of the followers of Eksarana Naam Dharma he further stated that the legacy of Sankardeva has eroded over the years, the institutions built in his name sending his creed hurtling towards inauthenticity.In a new trend, he seems to be becoming appropriated by political parties for their vested interests which has been diverting the core agenda of satras, or neo-Vaishnavite monasteries.
Earlier in the day-long programme started with lightning of diyas by advisor of Bhergaon district committee advisor Mangal Rabha followed by Prata-Sangha by Gopal Deka,recitation of Bhagawat, recitation of Diha-naam and Thia-naam by womens. In the open session chaired by Mahendra Deka Chief secretary of SSS ,Prafulla Bora attended as distinguished speaker along with many dgnitaries of SSS. It is to be mentioned that a 31 member Bhergaon District Committee of SSS has been formed on Oct 22 last with Mahendra Deka and Atul Chandra Natha as Secretary.
National Investigation Agency got remand of Maoist leader Indranil Chandra, alias Ajay Das for seven days after he was produced before a special court in Guwahati on Wednesday. Chandra, who heads Maoist offensive in Assam, was brought to Guwahati from Kolkata where he was recently arrested. He was produced in a NIA designated court in Guwahati and remanded to seven days of NIA custody. Chandra, hailing from Burdwan district of West Bengal, had visited the state several times to coordinate with the local Maoist cadres. He had visited several areas in the state, including lower Assam, and held several meetings.