Normal life was paralised in Chirang following 12-hours Chirang district bandh today called by All Bodo Students Union(ABSU) in protest against custodial died of one Rtaneswar Brahma,a civilian of Borgaon under Panbari police outpost by Army platoon.
All kinds of road transport communication,business and financial institutions like bank,market,shop were remained closed on the day,besides of most of the govt offices were also saw of closed.
The bandh was extended supports from various organistaions including Bodo sahitya sabha, ABWWF, Tribal Sangha which demanded early nab of involved army officials who were brutally torctured Brahma that led him to die.
The students union and several organisations protested the incident and demanded early stop of atrocities on public from army jawans and urged the district administartion and govet to take stern action against army officials.
GUWAHATI: Every person is entitled to human rights without discrimination. The rights to equality and non-discrimination are cornerstones of human rights law. This was more or less of what the speakers at an open meeting said as they joined the International Day to End Racial Discrimination in Guwahati on Wednesday. They said racism, xenophobia and intolerance are still prevalent in all societies, and discriminatory practices are widespread, particularly targeting migrants and refugees as well as people of African descent. The speakers, mostly, urged the states to take comprehensive measures to combat racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, and to promote tolerance, inclusion, unity and respect for diversity. Char and Rural Development Society (CARDS) in collaboration with Control Arms Foundation of India (CFAI), Manipur Woman Gun Survivors Network (MWGSN) and Multiple Action Research Group (MARG) Wednesday convened to commemorate March 21 as International Day to End Racial Discrimination in the city with a panel discussion themed: “Diversity in India: Race, Ethnicity and Culture.” “Many people, oragnisations came in and we all formed what is known as Northeast India Forum Against Racism (NEIFAR). Our efforts made the Government of India form Bezbaruah Committee, the first ever committee formed in independent India on addressing racial discrimination and work towards a series of recommendations to mitigate the same,” said Binalakshmi Nepram whose speech was read out in her absence. Journalist and social activist. Krishna Nath said, “Racism unlike what politicians believe is not always a matter of color, it is any kind of discrimination based on false association of superficial, physical difference- skin color, shape of one’s lips, hair, stature and others along with word and intellectual qualities.” Citing the position of Islam on racism, Syed Miraz Ahmed quoted Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) saying, “An Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over a black nor does a black have any superiority over a white except by piety and good action.” Speakers who participated in the panel discussion included Manashi Das Queah, Archana Sethiya, Alakananda Das, Dr Richa Panday, Dr Dipti Rekha Sharma and Tinat Atifa Masood. Closing in the event, Shaheen Hussain Nongbri, President Char and Rural Development Society pledged to do all to address discrimination owing from the constructs of race, ethnicity and culture and make a congenial environment for all to co-exist. A series of posters were also launched as a campaign on the issue. The event was supported by the European Union.
Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang has deeply condoled the demise of former MP Shyama Singh, the wife of former Governor of Nagaland who passed away after prolonged illness in New Delhi at the age 74 on Monday. In a message, Zeliang said Shyama Singh was not only a popular political leader but also an outstanding social worker whose death is a major loss to the Nation. During the tenure of her husband Nikhil Kumar as Governor of Nagaland from 2009 to 2013, the people of Nagaland witnessed the presence of Shyama Singh in the State whose contribution towards the welfare of the citizens of Nagaland will ever be cherished. “During this difficult moment of pain and grief, I pray that God Almighty grant peace and solace to the bereaved family members, friends and colleagues,” said the Chief Minister.