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NRC excess on minority!


NEW DELHI: The speakers at a national convention in New Delhi on Tuesday strongly opposed the ongoing process to update NRC alleging it an attempt to drive out from the state nearly 50 lakh linguistic minority people.

Organized by Human Protection and Organization at the Press Club of India in the afternoon, PRASENJIT Biswas said the linguistic minority people are being harressed in the north eastern state in the name of NRC.

He further said by the next couple of months in Assam around 50 lakh linguistic minority people would be tendered homeless in the name of an updated NRC.
 
Another speaker George Becker, however, heaped huge praise on the people of Assam saying they are decent lot where they won't do anything which is detrimental to the cause of the nation.

Many patties and organizations in Assam have vehemently criticized the organization and the speakers of the convention for opposing the process to update NRC saying that if these people are not immigrant why should they be so scared of.

The organization held the anti NRC convention hours after the Supreme Court remained firm on June 30 as the date to publish the complete NRC draft.

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End of road for NDFB-S!

26 Dec 2014 - 8:15am | AT News

A massive blueprint is underway to firmly deal with NDFB-S after the insurgent outfit unleashed a reign of terror by killing at least 70 people in Kokrajhar and Sonitpur districts on Tuesday.

Union home minister Rajnath Singh is averse to hold talks with the senseless outfit saying that conscience does not allow anybody to hold talks. The militant outfits, often, resort to talks tactic to get rid of an intensive pressure in the form of combing operation. But this time it’s a straight NO.

The Centre is believed to have received the much-needed consent from Bhutan to go for an operation all clear like offensive on the soil of the Himalayan kingdom. The consent was quick after the Union home minister talked to minister of external affairs Sushma Swaraj. Towards the fag-end of 2005, the Atal Bihar Vajpayee government launched the operation all clear in Bhutan where a circle of top ULFA, NDFB and KLO leaders were captured.

Army, police and para military forces start intensifying crackdown against the NDFB-S militants even inside the dense jungles even deploying helicopters in some selected pockets.

Moreover, the authorities have sealed the Indo-Bhutan border which has been their safe escape route for the last couple of years. Security forces start concentrating on the inaccessible areas along the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh so that the militants can’t make it yet another reliable escape route to the neighboring state.

These are apart from the widespread anger and resentment of the common people who are no longer prepared to tolerate so much torture and harassment by the militant outfit.

Same anger and resentment is likely to be capitalized on other militant outfits who have been striking at regular intervals only to make their presence felt. Doesn’t these suggest an end of the road for NDFB-S? 

 

 

CEC, ECs review Assam poll preparations

7 Mar 2011 - 11:23pm | AT News


A full bench if the Election Commission is in Guwahati on a 2 day visit to Assam. led by Chief Election Commissioner, S.Y. Quraishi, the delegation met the political leaders and poll officialos to review the poll preparations. Moreover, they discussed poll praparations with returning officers and Superintendents of Police.


AGP and BJP leaders formally alleged model code violation by the ruling Congress as they met the poll panel.


Notably, Assam is set to go to the polls on April 4 and 11 in two phases. The first phase will involve 62 constituencies while the the remaining 64 constituencies will go to the polls on April 11. The number of polling booths is 23,813.


Brahmaputra River Dolphin Day on October 24

22 Oct 2011 - 3:26am | editor


Aaranyak is organizing a series of awareness programme as part of its ‘Brahmaputra River Dolphin Day, 2011’ on the occasion of the International Fresh Water Dolphin Day, i.e. 24th October. The programme is focused on spreading information and knowledge among the general public including students about Gangetic Dolphin (called “Xihu” in Assam), the National and State Aquatic Animal.


The programme is being organized in association with Zoological Society of London (ZSL), UK, for the first time in Assam. The programme will begin at 9.30 A.M on October 23rd at Sudmersion Hall, Cotton College with an interaction of children/ students. Interaction with experts on conservation of River Dolphin, Dr. Raj Amin of Zoological Society of London and Dr. Abdul Wakid, Head of Gangetic Dolphin Research and Conservation Initiative, Aaranyak.


The interaction will be followed by a quiz on “Dolphin and freshwater ecosystem.” Students from Class VIII to XII standard from different schools and colleges will participate in the programme. The focal theme will be ‘Gangetic Dolphin and Fresh Water Ecosystem’ and there will be sub themes:


• Evolution & origin of River Dolphin


• Ecology of Gangetic dolphin


• Myths and beliefs related to them


• Creative arts related to dolphins: Literature, movies, music, drama etc.


• Present status and conservation issues.


It is worth to mention that any interested persons can join into the Quiz cum Interaction on the very day. The next phase of the programme will be held on October 24, the International River Dolphin Day, at Kukurmara on the bank of River Kulsi, the hub of Gangetic Dolphin in Kamrup district. The programme for the day is called “A Day with Dolphin at Kulsi River”.


It will basically revolve around young students/children of Kukurmara area, who will be facilitated with an interaction with experts and experienced conservationists on various aspects of conservation and ecosystem of River Dolphin.


The students will be participating in a group discussion on threats posed to Gangetic River Dolphin. They will also stage drama focused on various conservation issues to the State aquatic animal. A drama troupe of Salil Kanika will stage a performance at the public hall at Kukurmara in the afternoon of October 24th with the focus on conservation of River Dolphin and its ecosystem.


The series of programme will finally come to an end with stage show on River Dolphin conservation and threats posed to it at District Library auditorium in Guwahati from 4-30 to 7-30 P.M. on October 30th. The show will include a drama performance by Salil’s group.


Salil Kanika is one of the few renowned personalities in the field of Conservation Drama in the world. His group will perform drama on various places in the state including Kamrup, Tinsukia, and Dibrugarh from October 24th to 30th.