Burma Centre Delhi (BCD) and North Eastern Social Research Centre (NESRC) have organized a two day workshop on ‘Reflections on 2012 by-elections in Burma’ starting tomorrow (May 11). The workshop will be held at North East Diocesan Social Forum, Joypur in Guwahati. The first day’s program will start as 9.30 am, where Dr Tint Swe, former Parliamentarian of National League for Democracy, Dr Alana Golmei & Mr Kim of Burma Centre Delhi, U Saw Sa of Naga National League for Democracy, Tangsoi Thongo, ex- MLA of Nagaland will speak. Other speakers include Lalremruata of Zo Indigenous Forum, Suan Moi of Zomi Human Rights Organization, Dr Chengmak Kejong, Filip Sumi of Morung Express etc.
The purpose of this workshop is to have a discourse with diverse perspectives on what led to this election in Burma and how does one see it. It will also try to highlight the social and legal status of the Burmese refugees living in northeast India bordering Burma and explore the possibility of peace for the ethnic people in Burma.
Flood waters in Kokrajhar wreaked no less havoc submerging a huge area in the district on Sunday. Much to the panic of the hundreds of local residents, the surging waters of the river Champamoti have engulfed the Karigaon police outpost.
The water level is still on the rise posing a serious threat to more and more areas of the BTAD district.
The situation is set to take a grim turn if the rains refuse to halt on the foothills of Bhutan.
The policemen have no option but to shift to the safer places in the district.
An eerie silence grips Karbi Anglong following the counter insurgency operation in the hills district.
A fierce gunbattle struck the district a day after the dreaded encounter between police and KPLT insurgents. The counter insurgency operation took place at Taralangsu when the armed KPLT ministers arrived in the village to set some houses on fire.
High level police officials led by IGP AP Rawat is camping in Bokajan to monitor the operation. The incident took place two days after 7 people including 4 KPLT militants died in firing.