Combing operations put into service jointly by the police, army and paramilitary forces have invariably failed to pinpoint the whereabouts of the abducted forest officials who on Saturday were apprehended following a planned ambush employing gun shots. Back in the capital at Dispur today replying to a question from the opposition on emerging insurgents, Cabinet Minister for Environment & Forests, Rockybul Hussain in the Assam Assembly claimed before the house that 14 outfits have so far been conditioned to come to terms for discussion with the government. With such progress underway it remains unclear as to what measures are in place to contain members of anti-talk factions and their succesful abuduction exercises experienced from time to time.
According to information available from a reliable source with this correspondent, Rabha had twice communicated his department on Sunday and confirmed his and Ranger Baruah's well being. Joyram Engleng, Chief Executive Member of the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) has assured the families of both the duos their secured come back and that efforts are in progress for a positive end. But incidentally KPLT General Secretary Nilip Engti in an intimation to a local Karbi Daily outrightly denied any involement in the abduction that led to the disappearance of Abhjit Rabha and Ranjan Baruah flaying claims construed otherwise thus clouding and pushing the matter to contradiction of sorts. Instead he in a way held The Kuki Revolutionary Army Unifaction (KRA-U) responsible for it.
Following this the CEM KAAC openly appealed for unconditional release of the officials. In his residential press meet yesterday he opined that: “Any matter can be resolved through negotiation and peaceful means; no one should adopt such means.” Closed door discussions later held at the Deputy Commissioner's Office between Deputy Commissioner Rakesh Kumar and Superintendent of Police B.B. Chetry were kept out of bounds of the media. Deputy Commissioner Karbi Anglong explicitly stated that word has been sent to The Union Ministry for Home briefing the unfortunate episode.
Grief-striken, agitated family members of both the forest officials has appealed to the responsible outfit through the state's media for their safe release. On the other hand President of the North East Writers' Forum (NEWF), Mitra Phukan consoled the family members of Abhijit Rabha during a visit to his Rajgarh residence today and expressed the Forum's deep concern. It is mentionable that Abhijit Rabha is an active writer-member of the North East Writers' Forum, Guwahati.
After Chitra Saikia, yet another army jawan from Assam lost his life at an encounter with militants in Jammu and Kashmir. Identified as Jayanta Medhi, the army jawan from Mukalmuwa in Nalbari district died in militant firing on Tuesday at Handwara district of the state bordering Pakistan. His body would be flown to his home for cremation.
Former Lok SabhaMP and President of the World Bodo National Confederation Sansuma Khunggur Bwiswmuthiary has convened a meeting on July 6 next at Tribal Rest House,Paltan Bazar in Guwahati to discuss over the fornation of common Bodo national plateform to working with joint efforts for the safeguard and security as well overall welfare,progress and development of the entire Bodo nation through mutual deliberation and exchange of views and ideas.
In a release Bwiswmuthiary made a clarion call to all the nationalist,democratic,committed,dedicated and enthusiastic invidulas and people of all the Bodo groups concerned of the whole state of Assam to get united into a common platform against the backdrop of the ongoing most crucial and deadly terrible overall situation being confronted with by the Bodo nation as a whole,particularly Bodos living within the state of Assam at the present juncture.
He said he has minutely observed that except the literary organistaions of the respective Bodo groups concerned,most of the retired persons,senior citizens,non-political individuals,enthusiastic,consentious,honest,dedicated and committed sections of the society could not find any proper and viable platform to work with and to render their yeomens’ services towrds the safeguard and security and overall progress and development of their respective bodo groups concerned and also of the entire Bodo nation.
He has felt a deepest sense of sorrow and compunction over the manifold tragedies and impending diabolical dangers and hostile situation and circumstances that have loomed large and apused a monster-like great threat to the overall indigenous rights and prvilages,safety and security,survival and existance with own distinct ethnic self identity of the Bodo nation.
He has also expressed his serious concern and compuction over the division and sub-division of the Bodo people on political aprty line wich has compoundd the tragedies and dangers of the Bodos which needs to be taken care of by way of bridging the gulf differences of opinion and strategies and by way of uprooting the sense of mutual hatred and mistrust through mutual delibertaion and excahmnging views and ideas sitting and meeting together under a common platform.
Bwiswmuthiary has made a clarion call to all sections, individulas of all walks of life of the entire Bodo nation to extend their helping hand and co-operations to make thefunction a grand success.