Public awareness is the need of the hour for Assam
Assam is a cauldron of violence at present . No amount of talks, prayers, or security measures is going to take away this epithet from Assam. Rebel groups were, are and will always continue the dance of death in our mother land whether we like it or not. The wellbeing of the subjects of Assam are of no concern to any extremist group as all of them are busy in achieving individual aims at the cost of the people and making them pawns in their dirty politics. After all the goal of every group is to procure the ruling chair and when one group comes overground when their aims are achieved a new dissident group will take their place. Bomb blasts have become a daily affair in our lives if not in our locality then some where else. The most recent one being Srirampur in Kokrajhar that witnessed mayhem and bloodbath after a bicycle bomb ripped apart a few shops wounding 10 people. A similar or maybe even more damaging disaster was averted in Tinsukia after the timely intervention of security personnel who foiled the ulterior motives of the rebels. But this was a lucky break and they come few and far between. We have witnessed that scores of people mainly innocent bystanders have lost their lives across Assam since January due to militant attacks. Many families have lost earning members, children have lost their father’s, many parents have lost their sons and daughters and are fighting to cope with their loss. The rebel groups are not concerned about humanitarian grounds for there prime concern is the so called welfare of the state (whatever they interpret it to be) albeit they forget that the people ‘are’ the state. Perhaps they are not even looking for a solution as it has turned into a profession and a lucrative one at that. In such a state it becomes the prerogative of the people to look out for themselves. The government and no amount of security measures is going to prohibit such incidents if the public does not act. Security has been beefed up in the state but a handful of personnel cannot vouch for the safety of an entire state. The people on their part should remain alert to unnatural proceedings around them and do their bit for the state. One should report suspicious behaviour however minor they appear to be for you may never know that unknowingly you might be harbouring questionable characters. Rickshawwallahs, Autorickshaw drivers, shop owners, vendors, kiosk owners being the most vulnerable they should inspect every customer and check every baggage before letting them in. For if we take note of all the bomb blasts that have taken place the bombs were either found in these places. The situation calls for public awareness for only then we will be able to lead a peaceful life.People all across the Globe can also contribute by highlighting the seriousness of the situation in Assam in our respective circles and to influential circles within the Government and Business. Public awareness outside would also contribute a great deal in helping to ease the situation in Assam as it is would help to ensure that the Government and the public agencies work more efficiently
5 Jul 2013 - 5:22pm | Peter Alex Todd
Countering BJP President Rajnath Singh's allegation of 'foreigners issue is not in Congress's agenda', Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said that the BJP did nothing to solve the issue during their tenure at the Centre. Thus their allegation is nothing but a political play that comes before every election. Gogoi questioned the BJP's role regarding constructing of Indo-Bangladesh border fence which were in a very deplorable state then in comparison to the present status.
Mocking on BJP's so called success in the recently concluded GMC election, Gogoi said that the party had failed to retain the success percentage of the earlier election though they were hyping on the success. Instead, Gogoi said, it was the Congress who got the absolute majority.
Sighting various developmental activities in the state, Gogoi, expressed with great confidence that the forthcoming Lok Sabha election will see a better seat sharing for the Congress than the earlier elections.
On the issue of Bangladesh land deal, CM reiterated that the deal will benefit Assam and that the longstanding border disputes will be solved forever.
17 Jan 2014 - 9:01pm | AT News
Senior IPS officer Khagen Sarma on Friday took over as new director general of police replacing JN Chaudhury who is set to join as NSG director on Saturday.
Chaudhury, the former IB additional IB director handed over the charge to Sarma at a brief function at the Assam police headquarters in the afternoon in presence of top ranked police officials.
Chief minister Tarun Gogoi a few days back confirmed Sarma’s promotion as new DGP after the state security advisory council shortlisted his name along with three other senior IPS officers.
2 Oct 2012 - 3:51am | editor
Three persons were killed by lightning and two others seriously injured in Goalpara district on Monday.
Two of them hail from a family when the five persons were inside a house at Nolanga Reserve when they were struck by ligtning killing a man and his son and a neighbour on the spot. Three persons were killed by lightning in Dhubri district and two girls in Golaghat district on Sunday.