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Cong ups ante on AIUDF MLA

Congress workers across Karimganj district are holding day long protest on Monday a day after AIUDF legislator Jamaluddin Ahmed threatened the Congress candidate Siddique Ahmed to set on fire.

Hundreds of Congress workers blocked the National Highway No 8 while some others are staging dharna in public places demanding action against the AIUDF legislator.        

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ABSU, NDFB-P, PJACBM demand centre’s intervention into Gorkhaland situation

18 Jun 2017 - 8:39am | AT Kokrajhar Bureau

The All Bodo Students Union(ABSU) and its allied movement group National Democrtaic Front of Boroland-Progressive(NDFB-P) and Peoples Joint Action Committee for Boroland Movement(PJACBM) demanded seek early intervention of Centre over the boiling situation in Gorkhaland which has been seeing more tense in West Bengal. 
 Speaking the reporters at Bodofa House in Kokrajhar on Saturday, Promod Boro, president of ABSU urged the centre to take bold step while solving smaller state's issue across the country. He said that GJM should avoid violence activities to meet a democratic agitation to put pressure government in the country. He condemned the ongoing situation in Darjeeling was unwanted for the state.He said the outburst of tension in Darjeeling area is nothing but an unwarranted outcome of the autocratic rule of the Bengal government as well as Government of India’s utter negligence towards the problem.

‘We condemn the unprovoked atrocious act on the part of the Bengal police and their indiscriminate torture on the unarmed civilians in the streets of Darjeeling. Recovery of the so-called lethal weapons from the office of the GJM as shown in the media footage is but a planted and making of the Bengal police. The torching of the vehicles of the media house is a part of conspiracy hatched by the Bengal police to blame the GJM. The Bengal police with their repressive mentality are working as the burglars by barging the office of the GJM, a registered political party’, he said.

Boro being member of the National Federation for New States (NFNS) expresses our support and solidarity towards the Gorkha people’s movement for Gorkhaland. He also urges the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha leadership to lead the movement through democratic, peaceful and non-violent means. He has urged government of India’s immediate intervention into the matter and concedes Gorkha people’s demand for Gorkhaland state for a permanent peace in the region. He has put demand of immediate intervention of Government of India on the matter of Gorkhaland Movement as it was a pre-pole commitment of the BJP party in the region; the central committee of BJP should clear its official stand on the issue and stop police atrocities on democratic masses of Gorkhaland.

Boro also demanded early creation of smaller states across the country including Bodoland, Gorkhaland, Vidarbh, Bundelkhand, Twipraland, Purbanchal, Harid Pradesh.

Dhiren Boro, president of NDFB-P demanded early creation of separate Bodoland state to meet healthy development and welfare of the region. Boro alleged that BJP party has failed to fulfill hope and aspiration that was promises during the 2014 parliamentary elections.

Rajkhowa’s clarion call

1 Sep 2015 - 9:14pm | Jackson Tayeng

The Arunachal Pradesh governor JP Rajkhowa urged the youth communities to carry forward the crusade against the growing menace in the north eastern state. In his address at the Solung Festival in Itanagar on Tuesday, Rajkhowa said only the youth fraternity has the strength enough the change the face of the beautiful state.

Terming the land of rising sun as the country’s most beautiful state, he advised the people to document the colourful language, customs and traditions so that age-old heritage can be handed over from generation to generation.

The Solung is the main socio-religious festival of ‘Adis’ community and is a manifestation of the ‘Adis’ festival cult.

NH37 blocked demanding AIIMS

9 Mar 2016 - 4:10pm | Dibya J Borthakur

Vehicular traffic on Nagaon-Guwahati Highway was today blocked by a large number of residents of Raha and social activists belonging to different organizations and students' body including AASU, AJYCP, KMSS, ATSU, Raha units  at Raha chariali  for about 2 hours demanding the proposed AIIMS in Assam here.

The protesters led by 'AIIMS Demand Committee',Raha assembled at Raha Chariali at 11 am  and than started blocking the National Highway.

Amid sloganeering, the protesters  expressed anger against the BJP for befooling people of Raha on the issue of AIIMS. Speaking before the protesting , Hirannya Narayan Bora, president, AIIMS Demand Committee, Raha, alleged that land measuring approximately 600 B  for AIIMS at village Chaparmukh under Shahari Mouza was sanctioned  but AIIMS hospital was not given to Raha because of state government and central government's  "negligence and arrogance".

"The central inspection team for AIIMS  had visited the proposed site at Raha three times and announced that the site was suitable in presence of us. But now the prestigious hospital was given for  Guwahati which we are opposing,  said, Birinchi Kumar Bhuyan , Secretary, AIIMS Demand Committee, Raha. 

The  protesters were seen coming down heavily on the Congress government in Dispur and the BJP-led Government at the Centre for not proposing the AIIMS at Raha adding that the BJP MPs in upper Assam kept mum over the issue.

“We will blame it all on MP Rajen Gohain. He failed to properly take up the matter with the Central Government,” said a local AASU leader who joined the paralyzing road blockade. 

The blockade was lifted at 1 pm after submitting a memorandum, addressed to the Prime Minister and the Chief Minister of Assam , to Pallavi Kachary, Circle officer. Raha.