Police charged with batons on an illegal occupant of government land as he tries to block roads and stop police from entering in Agartala, Tripura on 26-02-08. Hundreds of police personnel armed with batons, shields, tear gas and gun started gathering at the Kunjaban area right from the dawn and warned illegal occupants to evacuate the area to which the occupants attacked thus police were compelled to use of baton. 21 persons most of them women were injured and at least 42 persons were arrested.
Recently nine hundred tribal families had settled in 20 acres of land.
18 Dec 2007 - 1:46pm | editor
The Assam unit of Bharatiya Janata Party vows to eliminate all corruption in the panchayat system if the party is voted in the upcoming panchayat polls. In its poll manifesto released in the city on Tuesday, the party promised steps to control the prices of essential commodities and also steps for overall development of the people.
After its victory in the North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council, the Assam BJP unit target the panchayat polls to steal the march. In its manifesto for the panchayat polls, the party promised that the party, if voted, will make an end to the on going corruptions in the implementations of the schemes for old age pension, widow pension. The party further alleged that the ruling Congress has been failing in the implementation of the food for work scheme. The party also promised to implement the all those cited in the Constitution.
To top it all, the leaders said the party aims at setting up panchayati raj in real sense of the term in the rural Assam.
10 Jul 2008 - 10:41pm | editor
The peace process in Assam is set to take a significant role as ULFA general secretary Anup Chetia is expected to play a vital role along with those in the ceasefire. According to the expelled top ULFA cadre Mrinal Hazarika, who captained ULFA’s crack unit they are more committed to the people and hoped that once Anup is released by Bangladesh they will urge him to take the lead.
Addressing a huge rally in Sadiya, Mrinal said despite ULFA diktat they will carry forward it and it would require two stages. Firstly, Firstly, on Friday they would exchange their views with various parties, organisations and individuals in Tinsukia district. Secondly, they will be organising a public rally at the Rangghar premises in Sivasagar.
Mrinal’s close associate Jiten Dutta, who was also expelled by the central leadership said they will stay at the designated camp until and unless the peace process bears fruit. According to him, they want two designated camps to be set up one at Lakhipathat and the another at Sadiya adding that they will keep their arms inside the these camps. He added that they have received assurance of support from several parties, organisations and individuals. Jiten maintained that despite expulsion they will try their best to avoid any confrontation with the central leadership only for the greater interest of the peace loving people.
Notably, Bangladesh has agreed to deport Chetia to his home country. According to information, he is all set to be extradited at the foreign secretary level bilateral meeting slated for July 12 in New Delhi. It is quite significant to note that ULFA sees it a government conspiracy in the unilateral ceasefire which is followed by a bid to involve Chetia in the peace process.
Charaipung in Sivasagar district bordering Arunachal Pradesh is remaining tense on Sunday even as the indefinite economic blockade further seems to have compounded the problem. A group of armed miscreants set on fire several houses on Sunday morning and detained a local resident for several hours. Meanwhile, Assam police and their Arunachal Pradesh counterparts with CRPF are on patrolling duty to thwart any fresh string of violence. A section of local resident in Khunsa is leaving their houses fearing attack on them.
Meanwhile, Assam law minister Pranab Gogoi said there is no specific evidence to allege the involvement of NSCN(IM) cadres in this cycle of violence. Addressing a press conference in Sivasagar on Sunday, Gogoi admitted that no census or land survey was conducted in Charaipung since 1984.