Kokrajhar: Normal train services remained heavily affected on Thursday in BTAD areas due to a blockade by Adivashi National Convention Committee (ANCC) at Kokrajhar for six hour beginning at 6am.
AT least five trains are cancelled and several trains are stranded at different stations. Cancelled trains are Kamakhya intercity both up and down 55812/55811,Kamakhya-Dhubri passengers both up and down 07526/07525, Dhubri Demo train.
New Tinsukia express 22501 stranded at Kamakhyaguri station in WB. The ANCC slammed the government for not taking initiative issue and demands of the Adivashis.
The demands are included Scheduled Tribe Status to the Adivashis in the state, provide land pattas to the Adivashis under forest dwellers act, solve the issue and demands of militant outfit organisation from the Adivashi community through political dialogue etc.
Convenor of the ANCC Birshing Munda alleged that government has been tactically delayed the issue and demands of the community which led to take agitation and protest.He has demanded early solution of the issue and demands of the Adivashis.
Kalaigaon Anchalik Committee, Ranipukhuri Anchalik Committee, Mudwibari and Bhakatpara Anchalik committee of All Assam Minority Students’ Union (AAMSU) staged a three-hour dharna in front of Kalaigaon Police Station on Wednesday in protest against teer gambling and sale of country-made liquor.
Mainul Islam, general secretary of UdalguriAAMSU, alleged that anti-social activities like teer gambling was destroying the youths of Kalaigaon. Gambling had polluted the social environment of the area. Kalaigaon AAMSU along with other several organizations had protested against this earlier but teer gambling had continued in Kalaigaon area despite these protests.
The protesters alleged that people running the gambling business were hands-in-glove with the local police. So the Kalaigaon AAMSU staged a dharna from 10 am to 1 pm on Wednesday to demand concrete action to stop gambling in the area.
More than 200 protesters took part in this programme. Abdul Khalek and Mafijur Rahman were present in this dharna. They submitted a memorandum to the Circle Officer of Kalaigaon Revenue Circle.
The second dose of Hepatitis-B vaccine, who took the first dose of vaccine at Guwahati Press Club last month, will be administered tomorrow (7 May 2016) at the same venue. The vaccination camp, organized by the city based Dispur Hospitals, will start at 11 am and conclude by 1 pm.
It may be mentioned that Dispur Hospitals private limited organized a special health camp and Hepatitis-B vaccination program for the lady journalists and better-halves of male scribes at press club on the eve of International Women’s Day. The second dose of the vaccine was administered on 7 April, when few more media persons took the first dose of Hepatitis-B vaccine. The Saturday vaccination program is primarily focused on those beneficiaries only.
Two hardcore NDFB leaders were killed at an encounter with security forces in Sonitpur district of Assam on Thursday. One of the duo were believed to the involved in the sensational killing of tea garden owner Adilur Rahman.
The encounter took place in the wee hours at Tawabari area in Rangapara during a combing operation. The Bodo insurgent duo died on the spot. Police further recovered a pistol from their possession.