Electronic Media Forum Assam has strongly condemned the attack on two television journalists on duty today in the city by some constriction agents. It may be mentioned that Ranjita Rabha (NE Television) and Kumarjit Sharma (Frontier TV) with other colleagues went for coverage on a fraud issue engineered by Mudra Devcon Pvt Ltd in Rajgarh area of Guwahati.
It may be mentioned that Mudra Devcon agents collect money from the customers against the booking of housing flats. The company works on chain system of marketing. But there were some allegations of fraudulence against the company and the specific information was provided by Assam Jatiyatabadi Yuva Chatra Parishad members to the media.
The reporters, after arriving at the location, stared interacting with the customers (mostly women) who were present there and it angered the officials of Mudra Devcon. It led to some hot debates between the media persons and officials of the company and finally a section of the officials mishandled the reporter and camerapersons. The EMFA has urged to the authority to take appropriate actions against the culprits and also appealed to the AJYCP to clarify their position in this respect.
The incessant rainfall since the past couple of days has resulted in rise in waterlevel of river Nonai. The makeshift river bridge at Tia Phukuri ghat has been washed away on Thursday by the water resulting in disruption of communication. The area which falls under 65 No. Kalaigaon LAC the bridge is a vital link for inhabitants to travel to and fro from Kalaigaon to Khoirabari. The 70 years of Independence and even the change of guards in Dispur and Delhi has not changed the fate of the people who have been using makeshift bamboo bridges, boats and rafts made of banana tree trunks for crossing the river.
The surface communication has been disrupted since the bridge "disappeared in the deluge" on June 4.
"The bamboo bridge was built by local villagers with the help of activists of Paschim Nonai unit of Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti(KMSS) this year said Bapan Sarma a moffusil journalist of the area. The washing away of bridge has greatly hampered the school and college going students,the agro-dependent villagers,traders and commuters. .
As of now, a permanent bridge, which is the need of the hour, remains a distant dream. "A pucca bridge is needed because rising river water has been regular feature every year here and a bamboo bridge can hardly withstand its onslaught," Sarma said.