Simmering protest refuses to die down in Manipur even a month after the orgy of violence kept Churachandpur on the boil. Various women protesters are taking out protest rallies on Sunday in different areas in the restive hills district a day after more than 1 lakh protesters formed 15 km long human chain raising their demands.
These include immediate withdrawal of the three controversial bills apart from action against the policemen who killed nine protestors. Defying an inclement weather women in many groups are staging sit ins in at least 7 to 8 places on Sunday raising the same demands.
Union home ministry is believed to have been caught in an utter confusion when the Karimganj district authorities were preparing to deport 17 Hindu Bangladeshi immigrants.
Highly placed sources told Asam Times that the district authorities were well prepared to deport these 17 immigrants who were lodged in jail for the last one and half year.
They were to be deported from Steamerghat near Karimganj town and the Border Guards Bangladesh jawans were ready to accept them at Zakiganj on Monday.
But the Union home ministry failed to issued the required clearance in time and it has forced the authorities to suspend the process.
Again they were taken back to the Cachar Central Jail until further order.
Those include Bhagabati Goala, Rahul Das, Mou Das apart from other 13 Muslim immigrants. The confusion assumes significance amid the UPA Government’s move to give refugee status to the Hindu immigrants from the neighbouring countries amending the Citizenship Act, 1955.
Militancy in North East seems to have stymied the prospect of a comfortable bilateral trade between India and Burma Dr Tint Swe from chairman BCD said that both the countries have potentials to boost bilateral trade. Interacting with media in Guwahati on Friday, the Burma scholar said that military action is not the solution to wipe out insurgency in the region. He stressed political initiatives to end the chapter of bloodshed in the form of insurgency.