In a nationwide rare show of solidarity more than 1 lakh women hit the streets in Manipur with a huge human chain on Saturday demanding immediate withdrawal of the three controversial bills apart from action against the police personnel involved in the killing of 9 agitators in Churachandpur last week.
Organized by JAC’s women wing in Churachandpur along with Joint Philanthropic Organisation, the human chain started from Kangvai to Churachandpur district hospital where they observed one-minute silence for souls of nine tribals killed in the orgy of Chuachandpur violence.Later the speakers pledged to carry out the fight for withdrawal of the controversial bills.
“We are prepared give a brave fight to force the government to keep aside the controversial bills. Otherwise, we will not let anybody to impose any suppressive bills on us,” said Siamchinthang Tangpua one of the organizers.
AGARTALA: Amid a mammoth security arrangement voting is underway in Tripura to elect 59 legislators in the 60 member assembly across the north eastern state on Sunday. Altogether 25,36,589 voters are exercising their franchise at 3,417 polling booths to decide on the fate of 292 candidates from 7 in the morning. Voters in large number are waiting in a serpentine queue to vote in their assigned booths from early in the morning where BJP takes on the ruling Left Front.
The entire populace of Dima Hasao irrespective of caste, creed and religion have demanded immediate release of Mohet Hojai, the then Chief Executive Member and Sri Golon Daolagupu, Member of the then North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council on bail otherwise the people would be compelled to launch vigorous agitations soon.
Hojai was arrested on May 29th of 2009 allegedly for providing 1 crore to the former DHD(J) while Golon Daolagupu was arrested following the recovery of several lakhs of rupees from one Jighanshu Paul traveling in his vehicle. Sri Hojai has been languishing in jail for more than four years while Daolagupu is in jail for more than three years.
On Tuesday, a well attended meeting was held at the office of the Jadikhe Naisho Hosom, (JNH) with Sri Kalyan Daolagupu, President, JNH in the chair, wherein representatives from almost all the social and students organizations were present.
All the speakers termed the delay in the release of these public leaders as injustice since others leaders of militant organizations have been released.
Meanwhile the meeting unanimously resolved to organize sit-in-demonstration at last gate, Dispur on July 15 to register the demand of immediate release of Hojai and Sri Golon Daolagupu.
Suraj Naiding, President, Hills State Democratic Party talking to this correspondent said it was surprising that Sri Mohet Hojai and Sri Golon Daolagupu have been languishing in jail for years together despite the fact that ever several militant have been released. Whatever might be the provision of the rules of the land in the country, confinement of Hojai and Sri Daolagupu in the jail for a long time amounts to the fact that Government has meted out a step-motherly treatment toward the people of Dima Hasao. They were politically victimized. He further said Justice delayed justice denied.
Amid uproar Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi on Tuesday tabled Rs 11,741 crore vote on account on the floor of the House. Gogoi, who also holds the finance portfolio seeks the amount to implement the vital schemes for April and May.