Police on Thursday have picked up three people in connection with the killing of a correspondent of the Asomiya Pratidin Muslimuddin on April 1. The arrested people have been identified as Qutubur Rahman, Mohammed Tuta Miyan and Mohhamed Joynul Haque.
Muslimuddin, a correspondent of the vernacular daily was killed with lethal weapons by a some miscreants for a series of reports that he had filed about anti-social and criminal activities in the Morajhar area of Hojai sub-division on April 1.
He died on Wednesday morning while he was rushed to Guwahati with injuries. Muslimuddin was on his way on a bicycle from Morajhar bazaar to his residence at Barpukhuri, when the group, numbering about six persons.
Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal strongly defended protest against big dams in the North East. Addressing a gathering in Guwahati, he said that the dam had been taken up without transperancy. He said that dams are required for power generation. But, he said, the process has to be transparent and any such projects should be taken up only with the consent of the local and affected people. He asked the KMSS activists and their leader Akhil Gogoi to unite with other such movements in states like Uttarakhand and create a nation-wide movement.
The 116th Birthday of Netaji Subhash Chandra Basu was celebrated all over the State of Assam. In Guwahati the celebration committee has awarded folk-scholar Dr. Biren Dutta, econimist and poet Dr. Amolendu Guha and veteran dramatist Arun Sarma with Netaji Pride award.
The colourful cultural procession was inaugurated by Gautom Roy, Public Health Minister of Assam. Robin Bordoloi, Mayor cum MLA presided the open session, in which Adhendu Kumar Dey, Minister of Assam, Dinesh Chandra Baishya, Principal of B. Barua College, Guwahati present as honourable guest and assertes speaker. Pranoti Phukon, Cultural Minister of Assam paid special homage to Netaji by hoisting the National flag at 12-10 P.m. the time of Netaji borne. At Birubari of Guwahati a road was renamed as “Netaji Subhas Chandra Basu Path in this occasion.
In the evening, the cultural function was organised at district library, in which the souvenir, “Deshpremik” was released by Janaki Ballabh Patnaik, governor of Assam.
The birthday was also celebrated in other parts of the state. In Tezpur, Ex. Minister and Ex. President of AGP, Brindabon Goswami garlanded the statue of Netaji. In Silchar programme was held at Gandhi Bhawan. Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Barun Mukherjee, Rajya Sabha member from West Bengal and eminent researcher of Netaji remarked that the birthday of Netaji should be declared as “ Desh Prem” divas by the government.
In Dibrugarh, the birthday was observed at district office of BJP, centrally at Naliapool and santipara of Dibrugarh town with day long programmes. At Naliapool in the open session, Padmosree Tapan Kumar Ghosal and Raj Komol Tarki of Netaji Forum from Delhi were present as special guests.