In a major boost wildlife conservation efforts, Goutam Narayan is the first Indian to have received the Harry Messel Award for his role to preserve the north eastern pygmy hog. His name figured in the recent IUCN Species Survival Commission Leaders' summit in Abu Dhabi. According to the citation, Narayan has been awarded in recognition of his pivotal role in the Pygmy Hog Conservation Programme in the region since 1995 which would help the country save a whole genus from extinction.
The entire populace of Dima Hasao irrespective of caste, creed and religion have demanded immediate release of Mohet Hojai, the then Chief Executive Member and Sri Golon Daolagupu, Member of the then North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council on bail otherwise the people would be compelled to launch vigorous agitations soon.
Hojai was arrested on May 29th of 2009 allegedly for providing 1 crore to the former DHD(J) while Golon Daolagupu was arrested following the recovery of several lakhs of rupees from one Jighanshu Paul traveling in his vehicle. Sri Hojai has been languishing in jail for more than four years while Daolagupu is in jail for more than three years.
On Tuesday, a well attended meeting was held at the office of the Jadikhe Naisho Hosom, (JNH) with Sri Kalyan Daolagupu, President, JNH in the chair, wherein representatives from almost all the social and students organizations were present.
All the speakers termed the delay in the release of these public leaders as injustice since others leaders of militant organizations have been released.
Meanwhile the meeting unanimously resolved to organize sit-in-demonstration at last gate, Dispur on July 15 to register the demand of immediate release of Hojai and Sri Golon Daolagupu.
Suraj Naiding, President, Hills State Democratic Party talking to this correspondent said it was surprising that Sri Mohet Hojai and Sri Golon Daolagupu have been languishing in jail for years together despite the fact that ever several militant have been released. Whatever might be the provision of the rules of the land in the country, confinement of Hojai and Sri Daolagupu in the jail for a long time amounts to the fact that Government has meted out a step-motherly treatment toward the people of Dima Hasao. They were politically victimized. He further said Justice delayed justice denied.
22 Jun 2008 - 8:55pm | Ritupallab Saikia
Now a days it is a welknown fact how various types of smuggling activities are going on in the North-eastern states. Dimapur in particular become the hub of such anti-social activities from where the smuggle goods are sent to various places of India. The active involvement of Nagalnd Police has been proved when last night a patrolling team of Assam Police led by the In-charge of Shantipur Police Outpost under Karbi Anglong District stopped two vehicles under suspicion at Rangagara Jeng Gaon near Deopani on NH-39, of which one is a Maruti Gypsy bearing Registration No. AS-01/AD-6434 and the other one is 709 truck with a logo of Nagaland Police bearing Registration No. NL-11/1139 The police raided the vehicles and recovered 25 Quintals 800 Grams of Ganja from the vehicles. The Vehicles were coming from Senapati district in Manipur to Guawahti. The Police arrested eight persons including two constables of Nagaland Police. The arrested persons were Peter Pumey (Constable), Mugahu Sumi (Constable), Liwa Pumey, Jacob Reng Angami, R.R. John Dahi Umey, Dahami and Chipu Regheymai.
Along with other parts of the country, Kokrajhar observed Bijaya Dashami of Durga Puja on Saturday by immersing the idols of the goddess of strength.
BTAD areas this time had 645 puja pendals beautiful decorated. Of these, Kokrajhar alone has 200 pandals in while Chirang haf 117 pendals apart from 120 in Baksa and 204 in Udalguri district.
Devotees bade a tearful farewell to the goddess on its Bijaya Dashami Day on Saturday at various Dashamighat arranged by district administration.
Many idols were immersed at Gaurang River,Hel River near Fakiragram, Longa River at Dotma and Sangkoch River in Kokrajhar district. Thousands of devotees and visitors thronged at the Dashamighat to see the Bijya Dashami in Kokrajhar.
“The Puja was celebrated with grand festive manner in the district.Strong security arrangement and healthy environment was seen during the celebration which made a happy Bijaya Dashami,said a senior official in Kokrajhar district administration.
'No any untoward incident wah reported in the district and Puja was peaceful with beautiful decorations', he added.