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BTAD bandh paralyses normal life

Normal life was paralised today following 24 hours BTAD bandh in Kokrajhar, heart town of BTC administration, called by Janajati Suraksha Mancha and Royal Union of Koch Mech, demanding early eviction of non tribals, who are living illegally in tribal belt and blocks in the state

The bandh was started from 5 am this morning and will continue till 5 am next morning. 

All kinds of road transport communication, public busses including national highways remained deserted on the day, besides financial institutions like bank,  bazaar, market, shop, private institutions remained closed during the bandh

Most of the govt offices were also remained off. 

The Kokrajhar district unit of All Assam Tribal Sangha has also extended their supports to the bandh and demanded early eviction of the illegally encroached in the tribal belt and blocks. 

The Manch and Royal Union strongly urged the govt to take stern action and evict illegally encroached non tribals in the tribal belt and blocks that are creating resentment among indigenous and tribal peoples in the state

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Passengers bear brunt of ANCC blockade

19 Dec 2017 - 5:11pm | AT News

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A Rajdhani express passenger said, “My family was bound for New Delhi,but found rail blockade along the Kokrajhar railway station. Family members face time wastage in the station.” The railway services resumed only after 12.45 pm following ANCC lifted the blockade after nearly seven hours. The railway track was saw huge protest in support of solutions of issue and demands of Adivashis. The railway authority said that five passenger and three-express trains have been rescheduled for the day, said a senior railway official.


Policeman killed in militant attack

13 Aug 2016 - 11:36am | AT News

Terror shadow seems to have fallen in Assam in the run up to the Independence Day slated for Monday. A policemen killed and another sustained serious injury when suspected KPLT rebels attacked a police station in Karbi Anglong district on Saturday.

The incident took place in the wee hours where a group of rebel started an indiscriminate firing at Rongbongway police station where two policemen were left injured. One of them died on the way to the hospital while another is struggling with death at a hospital.

Security forces have been carrying out an intensified operation in search of the KPLT rebels who attacked the policed station two days before the Independence Day.

North East Peoples’ Parliament rescheduled on Dec 8

16 Nov 2015 - 11:12pm | Somorendro Thokchom

The First North East Peoples’ Parliament hosted by Coalition for Indigenes’ Rights Campaign (CIRCA), Manipur, Assam Sanmilita Mahasangha (ASM) and Assam Meitei Apunba Lup (AMAL) has been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. The Parliament was originally scheduled from 13 November to 15 November 2015 in Imphal. The Parliament will be rescheduled from 8 December to 10 December 2015 in Imphal. A committee has also been formed to facilitate the conduct of the Parliament. Somorendro Thokchom, Matiur Rahman and Wangkhemcha Saratchandra have been assigned as conveners. Ningthouja Lancha and Soubam Rajen have been assigned Coordinator and Finance In-charge respectively.

The First North East Peoples’ Parliament will be organized with avision to resolve all issues and threats faced by the indigenous people of the region. The Parliament envisions a common platform to protect and defend the distinct social, cultural, economic and political identities of the indigenes through a collective and unified effort in the line of United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UN DRIP), 2007.

The Parliament will provide a common platform to share and exchange our views and ideas on the rights of the indigenes to govern ourselves in matters relating to our internal and local affairs an home rule so as to conserve our distinct political, legal, economic, social, and cultural institutions. This historical episode looks forward to bring together all the leaders and representatives of indigenous peoples of the North East India in recognition of our historical connections and geo-political interdependence.

Yakaai Kongjang (Awakening Campaign) for the unity of all ethnic communities which has been carrying on by CIRCA, Manipur since 21 August 2015 in Manipur has been extended to other states of the North East Region of India in association with Assam Sanmilita Mahasangha (ASM) and Assam Meitei Apunba Lup (AMAL). During this campaign, the first ever North East Indigenous Peoples’ Parliament 2015 (NIPP 2015) is to be jointly organized by the three organizations to resolve all issues and threats that challenge the survival of the indigenous peoples of the region.