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Bodies condemn Jagun army atrocity

Several civil bodies of the state including the All Asssam Students’ Organisation and Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuva Catra Parishad condemned the atrocities unleashed by the India Army personnel and other security agencies on the unarmed populace of Jagun in Tinsukia district. A heavily armed joint group of the Paresh Barooah led faction of ULFA and some other banned out-fits of Northeast on January 20 attacked an Assam Rifles convoy of Assam Rifles on NH 153 near Jagun killing three security personnel and injuring two others. Security forces since then have allegedly begun to torture unarmed local people in the name of search operation against the banned out-fits.

The atrocity unleashed by the security forces turned so unbearable for the villagers of Wara Basti, near Jagun that the villagers have threatened that they would no longer remain domicile of Assam. Instead they would merge with Arunachal Pardesh if the district administration takes no immediate step to end the security forces’s atrocities upon the unarmed villagers. In the meantime they have submitted a memorandum to the deputy commissioner of Tinsukia district urging the latter to take immediate step to stop brutality of the security forces. Isel Langchung, a local television journalist informed that his camera was seized by army personnel when he was discharging his assigned duty. The village head of Wara Basti, Ankup Chung, on the other hand, confirmed that he was beaten badly by the security forces .


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Minority fund returned to Centre

11 Jul 2012 - 2:31am | editor

A huge fund meant for uplift of the minority people went to the Centre because of some bunglings in Dispur.
The allegation came from the Rajiv Bhawan where the party’s minority cell said that the central fund to the tune of Rs 137 crore remained idle during 2011-2012. The Assam Pradesh Congress Committee blames it all on a circle of bureaucrats. Addressing a press conference in Guwahati on Tuesday, APCC minority cell chairman said that they would from now on keep a watch on central and state government schemes for welfare of minorities and check utlisation of funds allocated for such purposes.

DHD(J) sought people’s opinion on Dima Hasao Territorial Council

28 May 2012 - 12:57pm | Anup Biswas

The Dima Halam Daogah (Jewel) has sought suggestions and opinions on proposed Dima Hasao Territorial Council and its Memorandum of Settlement (MoS) from all section people living in Dima Hasao irrespective of caste, creed and religion.

In this connection a well attended meeting was held at Cultural Institute Hall on Sunday with David Dimasa, Home Secretary, DHD(J) in the chair. The meting was attended by Niranjan Hojai, C-n-C, Danilel Dimasa, Deputy C-n-C, DHD(J) Dethang Naiding, President, Jadikhe Naiso Hosom, (JNH), L. K. Nunisa, Secretary, JNH, Kebaron Naiding, President, Dimasa Students’ Union(DSU), Ms Deepali Haphila, President, Dimasa Mothers’ Association S. Changsa, Gaon Bura, Khungsai Village, K. Jeme, Secretary, Lodi Village, Palon
Warisa, Senior citizen, Bahim Ch. Langthasa, Former President of JNH and several representatives from different communities living in the district.

Dethang Nading who was a part of peace talks in between Governments and DHD(J) narrated the demands of DHD(J) like up gradation of the existing Autonomous Council and direct funding etc. Naiding said the DHD(J) has surrendered their arms to the government to augment the peace process and for the all round development of Dima Hasao and MoS is almost ready for the final. He also appealed to the DHD(J) organisation to maintain discipline while dealing with others. He further appealed to raise the voice of people unitedly.

S. Changsan speaking on the occasion suggested ‘the Dimasas to play an important role in maintaining brotherly relation among the various communities unitedly since the Dimasas are considered as the big brother of the all the communities living in the district’.

Kebaron Naiding suggested for confidence building practices, people’s consensus and decentralisation since these can play pivotal role in bringing peace and development for the people at large.

Bahim Ch. Langthasa supported Dethang Naiding and expressed his satisfaction over the attitude of the DHD(J) for holding such meeting with the aim of seeking people’s opinion.

Niranjan Hojai in his speech said DHD was formed for the development of the Dima Hasao and they have surrendered their arm only because the government assured to solve their problems which included the all round development of the district as well as the people of the district irrespective of caste creed and religion. Hojai appealed to all the organisation to shun violence and to join mainstream for the development
David Dimasa in his speech appealed all section of the people not to be misled regarding the DHD(J) and to feel free to approach them if any confusion arises in regards to the DHD(J).

All most all the speakers appreciated the efforts of the DHD(J) for the initiatives taken by the organisation for the all round development of the Dima Hasao district.

Earlier, Daniel Dimasa explained the aims and objective of the meeting and sought people opinion and suggestion while disclosing the development of the peace process.

Post-blast violence: 3 arrested

23 Nov 2008 - 5:19pm | editor
Dispur police have arrested three persons before being remanded to judicial custody on Saturday. They have been arrested charging them with inciting violence after the October 30 serial blast.

Moreover, police have registered cases against several others in this connection.

According to information, they are Dhan Barman from Singimari area in Kamrup district, Gogon Mahanta from Sundarihaal and Sartosh Khandakar from Chenga in Barpeta.

Police charged them with destroying public property, preventing government employees from discharging their duties, bid on the lives of the government employees.

Some more arrested are in the offing, said reliable sources adding that thus these people have fuelled volatile situation after the serial blast.