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GU releases Law journal

Guwahati: The Faculty of Law,Gauhati Univerdity released its two acclaimed journals viz. The Gauhati University Journal of Law (GUJL) and Vidhijyoti on Tuesday in the Conference Hall of the department.This was stated in a press communique by the Dept. of Law,Gauhati University.The programme anchored by Dipankar Das where welcome speech was delivered by HoD of Dept. of Law,Gauhati University, Subhram Rajkhowa commenced with the singing of the anthem of Gauhati University, 'Jilikabo Luitore Paar' followed by a Saraswati Vandana. Speaking on the occasion after releasing the Faculty Journal,State Minister Minister of Education,Law and Justice, Siddhartha Bhattacharjya said, “ Law is an evolving subject and changes with demand of time. With the advent of technology courts have moved from typewriters to modern tools reducing the burden of researchers and subjects like cyber law have floated. He further stated that knowledge of law does nit only create lawyers or law officers in corporate, but moulds a person as a good and responsible citizen. Expressing satisfaction over the journals previously published by the department he expressed great hopes that the department will carry forward the rich legacy. Rector,Gauhati University, Prof. H.P Sarma while releasing the Vidhijyoti a research journal appreciated the endeavour of the department in publishing such journal. Registrar-in-charge,Prof. Nani Gopal Mahanta reiterating the glories of the University lauded the wholesome effort of the departments and said that Gauhati University has made both qualitative and quantitative growth in the recent past which has fetched it A grade by NAAC and it boasts of its high rank in government universities. The event attended by faculty members,students of different law colleges under the university along with advocates and research scholars concluded with vote of thanks by Sripama Rajkhowa a faculty of the department.

 

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Arunachal Pradesh must investigate killing of protesters

6 May 2016 - 5:58am | AT News

Authorities in Arunachal Pradesh must conduct a prompt, impartial and independent criminal investigation into the killing of two protesters in police firing in the town of Tawang in the northeastern state.


“Firing live ammunition into a crowd when there is no apparent threat to life amounts to excessive use of force. This loss of life cannot be justified,” said Abhirr VP, Senior Campaigner, Amnesty International India.

 

 


On the afternoon of May 2, a group of monks and people from the Save Mon Region Federation (SMRF), a group campaigning for ecologically sensitive development, gathered outside the Tawang police station to protest against the arrest of Buddhist monk Lobsang Gyatso, the secretary of the SMRF.

 

 


Lama Jha, a monk from the Tawang monastery who was present at the protest, told Amnesty International India, “When we were protesting outside the police station, the police called three people and let them inside through a small gate. The police then beat them up. The crowd got angry. We started pushing the gate. Some threw stones. And suddenly the police opened fire at us without any warning. Some of us ran for our lives.”

 

 


Lama Pema Gyatso, another eyewitness, said, “There is some distance between the police station and the gate, which is near the boundary wall…The people started pushing the gate and throwing stones. They broke part of the gate…The police didn’t give us any warning and started firing.”

 

 


Two people were shot dead: 21-year old Nyima Wangdi, a monk from Tawang who was shot twice, and 31-year old Tsering Tempa, a 31 year-old resident of Jangda village who was shot in the forehead. Seven others were injured.  

 

 


The Director General of Police, Arunachal Pradesh, said that the police fired in self-defence. He told Amnesty International India, “The police did warn the protesters. We did fire tear gas shells. When 1,000 to 1,500 protesters storm the police station with stones and beer bottles what do you do?”

 

 


Lobsang Gyatso was released on personal bond later on 2 May. He told Amnesty International India, “This is an attempt to tarnish the protests. I was inside the lockup when I heard the police shout about taking the ammunition out.” 

 

 


The situation in Tawang remains tense. The state government has ordered a judicial inquiry.

 

 


“The police must use lethal force intentionally only as a last resort, when it is strictly unavoidable and in order to protect life. They must always distinguish between peaceful protesters and those using violence. Any police personnel found to have used excessive force must be held accountable,” said Abhirr VP.

 


 

 


BACKGROUND:

 

 


Authorities have approved the setting up of 160 hydropower projects across Arunachal Pradesh, including 50 projects between the Tawang and the neighbouring Kameng river basin. As the secretary of the SMRF, Lobsang Gyasto has been at the forefront of the mobilization against dams being built in the Mon-Tawang region of Arunachal Pradesh..

 

 


Some of these dams have attracted criticism for allegedly violating environmental impact assessment policies, and for impacting culturally important sites. On 7 April, the National Green Tribunal, a dedicated environmental court, suspended the environmental clearance of the 780 MW Nyamjang Chhu project in response to a petition filed by SMRF, for not considering its impact on a threatened bird species which is of cultural significance to the locals. It also asked for fresh public consultations.  

 

 


Lobsang Gyatso was arrested by the police on April 26 for organizing a protest and later released on bail. He was arrested on April 28 for offences including “promoting enmity between different groups” and “outraging religious feelings” for his criticism of the stand of the abbot of the Tawang Monastery on anti-dam protesters. The abbot had asked monks to stay away from protests against hydropower projects.

First phase election training held for 65 Kalaigaon LAC

24 Mar 2011 - 12:49am | Jayanta Kumar Das

The District Election Office,Darrang organised the first phase training session for the designated presiding officers and first polling officers of 65 Kalaigaon LAC at Kalaigaon HS School on March 23. Altogather 52 numbers of presiding and 465 numbers of first polling officers have been given poll training and guidance for the conduct of the ensuing assembly election to be held on April 11.The election training were conducted by 20 numbers of Master Training Officers.Dina Mani Das, magistrate incharge of Kalaigaon constituency supervised the entire training session which was also attended by PK Bhagawati,ADC,Darrang cum training incharge of the district.


It needs to be mentioned that there are 167 polling stations in Kalaigaon LAC out of which 18 polling stations have been identified as sensitive and 4 as most sensitive polling station.It is further known that the defacement of wall writting has also been going on by a special defacement squad.The Postal Ballot Paper Cell of the EC has also organised a guidane counter during the election training.Manjita Baruah District Employment Officer,Darrang cum supervisor of the Postal Ballot Paper wing told media persons that ballot papers would be would be given to designated presiding and polling officers of 65 Kalaigaon LAC on or after March 28 only after the submission of Form 12.The presiding and polling officers will be able to cast their votes with the help of the ballot papers during the training session ,prior to the assembly election.The training session will be continued till April 4.She also requested designated election officials to collect voter;s serial numbers etc from the respective Circle office or panchayats or from gaonburahs concerned.

Taste of Manipur chillies

6 Sep 2017 - 10:59pm | AT News Imphal

Commerce and Industries Minister  Thongam Biswajit Singh inaugurated the VIII Sirarakhong Hathei (Chilli) Phanit on Wednesday at the Sirarakhong Village and ensured all forms of assistance from the Government to the chilli growers.

Addressing the formal inaugural function,  Biswajit encouraged the chilli growers to work harder, and said, he will certainly discuss with the Chief Minister ways to promote the festival, increase production of the chilli and provide a market.               

Minister Biswajit also spoke on the feasibility of producing hybrids of the chilli. He continued the failure of the concern to open a Common Facility Centre (CFC) for chilli yet is unfortunate and that the CM will be apprised of the issue and to look into what the KVKs, ICAR have been doing so far.

He said that, he will discuss with the Chief Minister the issue of promoting the festival by organising it at the State level as an encouragement to the chilli growers and improve production which will eventually improve the State’s economy.

Explaining on the need to encourage the farmers, he said, we have to give priority to items produced in the State. 

He said there will be peace only when people start trusting one another. We can achieve this trust only when people start communicating with each other, he said and added, that we should forget and forgive past mistakes.          

The Minister also said that the government is committed to achieve 1.5 lakh employment generations in a year in the State under the various government departments.

The inaugural function was also attended by Keirao MLA L Rameshwor Singh among others.

The festival organized with an objective to promote the indigenous variety of Shirarakhong chili will continue till September 8, 2017. The first day of the festival was also attended by people from various parts of the State.