More agitations for AIIMS in Raha
Continuing its tirade against the setting up of AIIMS hospital at Changsari, Middle Asom AIIMS Demand Committee ( MAADC ) on Sunday announced a series of agitation against the state government and state Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sharma.
Addressing media in a public meet held at PWD inspection bunglaw here, MAADC President, Hirannya Narayan Bora said that minister Himanta Biswa Sharma is contempting the court by announcing that AIIMS foundation stone would be laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Changsari on his visit to Assam on May 26. “The NGT has not yet given any judgement over the case that the site chosen for the AIIMS is located in an eco-sensitive zone. Whereas the final hearing of the case has been fixed on May 24 , how the minister having several portfolios could make this kind of announcement in advance. He, actually, in that way contempting the court and in protest of his acts we will launch a series of protest from May 25 onwards,” Bora added.
“There is no end of conspiracy and both Himanta Biswa Sharma and BJP led state government do not want the hospital at Raha. We will not rest until the government fulfills our demand of setting up AIIMS at Raha,” said Sarbeswar Barua , working president, MAADC.
He further said that MAADC is going to organize series of agitation to intensify its stir for AIIMS including NH 37 blockade on May 25 at Raha chariali and Middle Assam bandh on May 26.
The decision of the agitations was supported by AASU, ATSU, AJYCP, Raha units and several other organizations.
It might be mentioned here that Raha is experiencing series of bandhs, road blockade, hunger strikes etc. since the state government decided to set up AIIMS at Changsari in Guwahati.
16 May 2012 - 2:32am | editor
The recent killing of four youths in Sadiya mires in a major controversy when People's Union for Democratic Rights on Tuesday accused security forces of killing the youngmen in cold blood branding them Maoists.
The organization revealed that not a single policeman was injured in this encounter which was said to be a fierce one. In a statement PUDR alleged that the 'encounter' is one among several thousand such custodial killings by the security forces.
The incident took place on May 9, a joint team of Assam Police, Central Reserve Police Force and Indian Army killed the four in Saidya.
The victims were identified as Siddhartha Buragohain, Medang Gogoi alias Rajib Gogoi, Hiren Chetia alias Rajat and Kamala Buragohain. They were aged between 25 and 30 years.
12 Dec 2015 - 10:49am | Shajid Khan
The District and Sessions court of Udalguri on Friday sentenced four persons, including a women who were accused in a murder of a farmer at Dimakuchi under Panery police station in Udalguri district. The four accused are Nagen Deka,Gahin Deka,Sarat Deka and Pranita Deka,who severely beat one Sukeswar Medhi a farmer at his paddy field way back on July 4 in 2007 leading to his death.
Ritamoni Medhi wife of the deceased lodged an FIR at the then Dimakuchi police outpost and a case was registered under Panery PS. The court headed by district and Sessions judge AK Borah came out with a verdict on Friday and sentenced the four accused with life imprisonment under sections 147/447/325/302 of the IPC.
12 Sep 2010 - 4:02pm | Mowsam Hazarika
Nearly 400 village women on 11.9.2010 took part in the community prayers within the campus of the Bandiya LP School , Bandiya village, a few kilometres from Mangaldai town of Assam, have set a rare example of community prayers on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. This rare tradition of the little known village has reportedly been going on for a decade. Their male counterparts prayed at the Bandiya Eidgah Maidan in the east.
Special significance is attached to community prayers on the occasion of Eid in the Islam religion but the participation of women in such community prayers is restricted. Traditionally, women belonging to the religion offer namaz on Eid in their households. Significantly, at the time of the community prayers, the entire campus was covered with curtains and the entry of adult males was prohibited.