The National Human Rights Commission on Wednesday issued a notice to the Assam Government asking for a detailed report on the riots in BTAD areas. In a letter, the Commission has asked the chief secretary to inform about the arrangements made for relief and rehabilitation of the affected people and the financial assistance given to the victims. The Commission has also decided to send its own team to study the arrangements made by the State Government for rehabilitation of persons affected by riots. The team has been given four weeks time to submit report to the Commission.
Five scholars from Assam were invited to participate and present their papers in the 4th International Conference organized by the South and Southeast Asian Association for the Study of Culture and Religion under the auspices of the UNESCO held at Thimphu, Kingdom of Bhutan from June 30-July 03, 2011. The four day Conference was hosted and co-organized by the Institute of Language and Culture Studies of the Royal University of Bhutan, Thimphu, Kingdom of Bhutan. About 220 scholars from more than 150 Universities of 63 countries participated and presented papers in the theme, “The Mountains in the Religions of South and Southeast Asia: Places, Culture and Power”. The scholars representing Assam, India are (from right side of the photograph) Dr Sikhamoni Konwar (Gohain Boruah), Principal, Karmashree Hiteshwar Saikia College, Ritu Thaosen, Assistant Professor, Department of History, Cotton College, Sangeeta Gogoi, HOD, Department of History, Mangaldai College, Dr Paromita Das, Associate Professor, Department of History, Gauhati University and Deepi Rekha Kouli, Deputy Director, Directorate of Archaeology, Government of Assam. The topics of their papers in respective ways are:
Che-Rai-Doi : The Religious and Cultural Heritage of the Tai Ahom of North East India. (Dr Sikhamoni Konwar).
The Belief System among the Dimasa of North Cachar Hills. (Ritu Thaosen).
Siu-ka-pha Route: A part of the Southern Silk Route. Contact, Trade and Religious Interaction. (Sangeeta Gogoi).
Mountains as Icons: A case study of Nilachal Hill. (Dr Paromita Das).
The Belief System of the Hill Tribes of North East India. (Deepi Rekha Kouli).
Rifles jawans died when ULFA-I and NSCN-K rebel jointly ambushed the vehicles of the para military forces in Tinsukia district on Sunday.
The incident took place near Jagun area bordering Arunachal Pradesh where the Assam Rifles jawans were escorting a team of foreign tourists who attended a winter festival. As the convoy reach Jagun, rebels lobbed grenade at the security forces and started indiscriminate firing from the jungle.
The injured jawans were rushed to the hospital where the duo succumbed to injuries.