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Paralyzing strike in Tinsukia

Normal life remains totally paralyzed in Tinsukia district following the 24 hour long strike on Thursday in protest against the firing incident.

It took place inside the Guijan police outpost where a local youth Kartik Das was shot dead by a drunken constable.

Vehicles have refused to ply on the road. Shops and markets have remained closed for the day under the impact of the strike.

Apart from exemplary punishment for the guilty constable, local organizations have demanded a huge Rs 10 lakh compensation and a job for the victim’s family member.

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Talking to Assam Times protestors alleged that the miscreants from across the interstate border killed a local resident inside the reserve forest which they will not take easily.

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Noted journalist Adip Kumar Phukan launched the website at a function in Bishnu Nirmala Bhawan in Guwahati attended by many AJYCP leaders and activists.

In his brief address Phukan said that the website would help the organization approach the people with a clear message at a time when a number of issues have been confronting Assam and its people.

He further said that the pressure groups need to mount pressure on Delhi and Dispur to stop exploiting the valuable resources which belong to Assam.

The website contains the organization’s manifesto, constitution along with the details of the organizational structure and activities and latest news.

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Illegal settlers evicted in Ledo hamlet

13 Nov 2017 - 5:11pm | Mithun Baruah

The Tinsukia district administration has evicted eight families of suspected Bangladesh settlers from a remote hamlet in Ledo on Monday a day after a group of former ULFA rebels set on fire a hut belonging to a suspected immigrant.

Led by a magistrate, a team of Margherita police and CRPF jawans reached the Maplang Khamti village in the morning and demolished at least eight huts occupied by the suspected settlers vanished from the spots hours before the eviction drive.

According to authority, these settlers lacked documents to prove citizenship and settlement. "We wont allow anybody without documents to settle here. We have been examining the settlements with utmost care and caution. The moment we found it unconvincing we evicted these people," said an officer.

Talking to Assam Times, a local resident said " We have been complaining before the authorities for the last many months. But the authority has been delaying eviction citing verification of documents. A day after the former ULFA rebels stepped up the drive by setting on fire a hut, thr administration evicted these settlers," said a local resident.

A group of former ULFA rebels led by Jiten Dutta set afire a hut on Sunday where seven former rebels were detained. When protested with a road blockade, the police freed six former rebels and arrested one of them who set on fire the hut.