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Full security for Priya's parents

Chirang district administration has assured security to the parent of Priya Basumatary,who was killed by NDFB(S)last week.

Talking to reporters on Monday, Chirang additional deputy commissioner Dasarath Das and additional superintendent of police(ASP)Surajit Kumar Saikia said that the district administration had reached the spot two days after the gruesome incident took place and recovered lifeless Priya inside a dense jungle.

District administration taking stern action against militants and parents of Priya as well villagers will be givern strong security in the area.

The concern department is trying to cover all measures to the common publics of the district so that innocent masses need not to face any hardships in their living. Priya Basumatary,a class X student was executed capital punishment suspecting informer by NDFB(S) after their five cadres were killed by security forces on August 20 at Dwimuguri in Chirang district.

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Huge rally in Delhi to demand Akhil Gogoi's release

19 Nov 2017 - 12:56pm | AT News

NEW DELHI:Over 10,000 farmers from north, east and southern states have arrived in New Delhi to hold a huge rally on Monday demanding immediate release of Akhil Gogoi two days after the Assam NSA Advisory Committee confirmed punishment for the peasant leader.

From Assam alone, more that 500 people have arrived in the capital to take the lead in the rally at the Ram Lila Maidan on Monday morning.

The farmers from others states have also arrived in the capital while some others are expected to arrive by the evening.

Talking to Assam Times in Delhi, organizers said that many people are coming on Monday tl join the rally where noted social activists have confirmed their participation.

" We want to leave a message to the government that the more the peasant leader would be in jail the more trouble would brew for the government. We will be fighting until and unless Akhil Gogoi is freed," said the organizers.

"If the government wants to suppress the voice of protest ig will have to face dire consequences. We want to show tnd might of the farming fraternity," said Dakshya Kumar a peasant leader from Haryana who is one of the organizers.

Gogoi, the KMSS adviser was arrested two months back in Dibrugarh after hd openly urged the people to remain prepared for an armed struggle if need be. Then he was remanded to the Dibrugarh Central Jail under the National Security Act.


Arrested Jacky in Guwahati!

8 Apr 2015 - 10:09am | AT News

In a major embarressent for Borkhola MLA Rumi Nath, police continues to grill her estrange husband Jacky Zakir along with her PSO a day after the duo were held for their  alleged link with a notorious car lifer.

Zakie was held from Karimganj while her PSO Debabrata Barpatra Gohainwas arrested from the Special Branch headquarters in Guwahati on Tuesday.

Sources told Assam Times that police have sufficient edivence to substantiate Jacky Zakir’s link with car lifer Anil Chauhan.

Zakir is being brought to Guwahati for thorough interrogation on Wednesday.

KSA protests corruption and delaying for implementation of 244 (A)

17 Sep 2011 - 12:44am | brahma2011

The Karbi Students’ Association (KAS) has been continuing its hunger strike since past weekend in several places in the district. Today too, a sit-in-sit hunger strike was demonstrated by KSA, Bakaliaghat district committee in front of the Phulani ARO Circle office demanding CBI enquiry against the corruption that happening in every department under KAAC. Besides, the student body demanded unconditional provincialization of Assam Venture Educational Institutions, implementation of Article 244(A) and demanded the government to stop the clause 8 of BLT Accord, 2003. While, briefing the reporters, Laison Engleng, President, KSA alleged that massive funds of social development have been corrupted by the twine Congress led KAAC and Dima Hasao Autonomous Council. He reiterated that the student organization will intensify stern agitation against the corruption and the student body will pressurize for CBI enquiry against the corrupted, EMS, MLAS and MP, the student leader Engleng added.

On the other hand, reacting on the land deal with Bangladesh, the student leader aggressively criticized and said that Chief Minister, Tarun Gogoi has no moral rights to hold the CM post and Gogoi should resign from the charge of CM immediately.

Speaking on the Autonomous State demand, the student leader Engleng said that domination, manipulation and suppression policy etc has become the common agenda for the State government. Congress Government is now trying to dampen the long standing demand of Karbi people which is legitimate rights of Karbi people to attain the Autonomous State under Article 244(A) of the constitution.

He further said that the Autonomous State under Article 244 (A) within the State of Assam is a national commitment in the floor of the parliament in 1971. Despite, the state government instead of giving importance on the demand of Karbi people, Tarun Gogoi commented adversely on the national demand of hill tribes which is very unfortunate, the student leader said with grieved.

Meanwhile, reacting against the provincialization of Service Bill, 2011 that announced by the Education Minister, Hemanta Biswa Sharma, is not suitable for backward hill tribes. Hence, KSA demanded modification for the greater interest of the backward hill tribes, Englenf said.

Besides, the KAS demanded the government not to implement clause-8 of BLT accord. If government decides to implement the BLT accord clause-8 then government should implement first the article 244(A) which is the long standing demand of Karbi people, the student leader revealed.

Photo: Karbi Students’ Association (KSA) demonstrating sit-in-sit hunger strike in front of the Phulani ARO Circle office on Friday in protest of corruption