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A total of 240 villages with a population of over 2.34 lakh have been affected in the first wave of floods in Assam this year.

The districts affected in the current floods are Cachar, Lakhimpur, Dhemaji, Karimganj, Hailkandi, Darrang and Dibrugarh
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Dimaraji bandh from Tuesday

5 Nov 2007 - 5:22am | editor
The All Dimasa Students’ Union (ADSU) calls for a 36-hour Dimaraji bandh from 5.00 am on Tiesday 5.00 pm on Wednesday 7 demanding steps to fulfil the demands of Dimasa community.

In a statement issued here, the ADSU says the existence of the Dimasa people, one of the aboriginal tribes of the North-eastern States is at stake.

Even after 60 years of independence, there has been no trace of development or change in the Dimasa society in any aspect. On the
other hand, numerous problems are cropping up everyday.

The Dimasas people have remained backward, neglected and have been deprived of all legitimate constitutional benefits. The rapid development of other higher and more intellectual sections of the society has surprised the Dimasa community, which is why they blamed it all on the Asom Government.

The reorganisation of Cachar, NC Hills, Nagaon and Karbi Anglong districts of Asom had been made without keeping in view the Dimasa people’s predominance and legitimacy as the last ruling dynasty over the land.

This has badly affected their existence, safeguard and progress.The Dimasa-populated areas of Cachar, Nagaon and Karbi Anglong districts adjacent to the NC Hills border ought to have been included in the NC Hills district so as to serve the interest of the Dimasa people.

But the State Government has done nothing about the matter.The boundary between Asom and Nagaland has not yet been demarcated and settled, in consideration of all traditional rights, claims of the people.

As a result, a sizeable population of the Dimasa people have been left behind in Nagaland. Their existence and development being a minority, are insecure, obstructed and ignored.The Asom-Nagaland border ought to have been made in order that the entire Dimasa Kachari tribes or other non-Naga people in and around Dimapur, who have been there since the Kachari rule might leave for Asom.

But, the Dimapur area was not returned to Asom even after the expiry of the agreement.The only two autonomous hill districts of Asom, Karbi Anglong and NC Hills have been neglected and are lying without any development.

No higher educational institute like a central university, Indian Institute of Technology, medical college, agriculture college, polytechnic, commerce and business management centres have been provided to facilitate the people in spite of knowing about the backward nature of the tribal localities.

In Nagaland, the minority Dimasa Kachari tribes were not provided with constitutional rights till the last Assembly elections in 1993.Non-tribal people from outside the State, who have surpassed the Dimasa tribe in number by illegal immigration have been provided with reserved MLA seats, but not so to the Dimasa community, they say.

The entire Dimasa people as well as all aboriginal tribes have been ignored and ill-treated throughout the North-east since the dawn of independence.

They have been deprived of all legitimate constitutional rights and privileges and socio-economic development by the ruling majorities and intellectually-advanced societies.

As a result of these deprivations, demands for separate homelands by Tiwas, Koches, Rabhas and Misings are in the process.The Assamese community of Bokajan and Howraghat areas are also trying to secede their areas from Karbi Anglong so as to merge with Sivasagar and Nagaon from where they came earlier.

These areas were carved out and included in Karbi Anglong during its creation in 1952, without considering the sentiments and security of the people by the then intellectual experts.

The peace talks between the Centre, the State Government and the Dima Halam Daogah (DHD) has been rather slow and the ADSU has alleged that this was a ploy of the Government not to concede to their demand for a ‘Dimaland’ or ‘Dimaraji’. A separate state is the only acceptable solution to the Dimasa community.

The demands also include removal of all ‘foreigners’, who have illegally migrated to the area from outside. These foreigners should be deported according to the guidelines laid down in the Assam Accord. The Dimasa community has also demanded the removal of all non-tribal ‘outsider’ communities, including the Asomiya community, from Dimasa-dominated areas.

The Dimasas have urged upon the Asom Government to immediately evict all encroachers in their cultivable lands, including some Chakesang Naga tribesmen from the area of Manglumukh.

They have also asked the Asom government to vacate the plot of land occupied by the Sericulture Farm in Khaspur, originally belonging to the last royal capital of the Dimasa community.

Prohibitory order at sand mining village in Udalguri

20 Jul 2017 - 7:19pm | AT Staff Reporter

In view of the rainy situation and with unwanted excavation at river Nonai at village Pachim Nalbari, under Harisinga Revenue Circle,severe erosion has caused a threat to the change of course of the river.In view of the latest situation,Richand Ahmed,Additional District Magistrate, Udalguri promulgated prohibitory order U/S 144 Cr.P.C at the said area,stopping any kind of excavation of sand and soil etc with immediate effect.(Order No.UMG-3/2015/ 49/Dated Udalguri July 19/2017).It needs mention that unauthorized excavation at the site by some contractors had caused revenue loss to the government.Most serious matter had been the changing of the river course and subsequent erosion destroying ecology and several houses of the people living at Pachim Nalbari village.Wildlife activists of the district brought the matter to the notice of Deputy Commissioner,Udalguri recently.There were discussions in social media and publishing of the news in several news papers also. People thanked Udalguri civil administration for timely action to stop illegal sand mining at Pachim Nalbari village.

BPF winning 13 seats: Hagrama

15 May 2016 - 12:32am | AT Kokrajhar Bureau

‘BPF party is winning all 13 contesting seats in the BTAD region,besides BJP led alliance party is forming government at Dispur’,said BPF president Hagrama Mohilary .

Mohilary,who is also BTC chief said today on the concluding day of the party’s 3rd triennial convention held at Bodofa cultural complex that his making alst laugh in all contresting seats in the region and government would be formed by BJP-BPF-AGP alliance parties. He said there is no influence of Congress and other parties while forming new government in the state.We discussed deep on the party’s performances in the recent concluded assembly election,he said.

‘We are(alliance parties) getting majority seats of which counting would be held on May 19 because all sections of communities voted to the allinace aprties in the assembly election.We have full confidence of winning over 70 seats across the state which would be facilitated to form government at Dispur’, Mohilary said.

Reacting to the claim from AIUDF chief Badaruddin Ajmal’s eye to form third front government,Mohilary termed that it is not be possible to form third front government because no any party in intact with AIUDF. Ajmal’s dream would not be come true in today’s era,Mohilary added.

The convention of the BPF party was concluded today with huge party leader and members participation from eighteen district committees all over the state.

On the concluding day,Mohilary hoisted party flag followed hoisting of district committees flags while party general secretary Emanuel Mushahary paid homage to the martyrs.

Rajya MP and BPF leader said Biswajit Daimary said the BPF party has decided to fulfill their commitment to the people of the region which is resolved in the convention. We discussed on the core issues included social uplift,education,health sector. We have also discussed on the performance of the BPF in the last ten years whether their party could have fulfilled the aspiration of the people,besides party take strategy to take the area forward and all important issues were discussed, he said.

Hagrama Mohilary and Emanuel Mushahary were retained as president and general secretary of the party in the convention.Supriya Rani Brahma become president and Dipiri Ray secretary of the BPF women wing while Charan Boro and Somnath Basumatary as president and secretary for BPF youth wing respectively.

Former minister and MLA Pramila Rani Brahma,Chandan Brahma,senior party leaders were also present on the convention.