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Bangladeshi infiltrators causing problem

Bangladeshi infiltrators causing problems not only in Assam but throught the country. This had to be dealt seriously both by the state and the central government, said VHP's international working president Pravin Togadia, at a press conference in Guwahati. Tagodia has come here to attend National VHP convention that is being held from July 24 to 28.

“The Bodh Gaya blast suspect is a Rohingya Muslim, that has passed through Assam to reach Bodh Gaya. Even in Chennai when some burglars were caught after their failed attempt to rob a Jewelery shop, they were found to be Bangladeshi nationals. So these infiltrators are not only threat to Assam but also threat for the country, who are involved in dacoity, terrorism, crime and demographc imbalance” - thus said Togadia. He added that the NRC must be updated taking 1951 as the base year, and the VHP will be bound to take up a mass movement in the country if the NRC is done taking 1971 as the base year. “We can not take 50,000,00 Bangladeshi in our country, or else it will be a big threat for the state of Assam”. Said Togadia.

The fire brand leader of the VHP, however, did not comment anything on National politics when asked about Narendra Modi and the Visa issue. He reiterated that there are various problems like infiltration, Border fencing that Assam is facing,and that these problems has to be highlighted in the National VHP Meeting. Togadia compared the low quality border fencing in the Assam- Bangladesh border with the high end fencing in the borders of Jammu and Kashmir, where there are both Army and BSF for border vigilance.

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40 feared killed in road mishap

31 May 2011 - 12:58pm | editor

Atleast 40 people are feared dead when a bus fell on a waterbody in betweem Hajo and Nalbari. The tragic incident took place when a bus carrying a marriage party bearing no AS 25 A 1949 fell on a deep ditch when the Ulabari bridge collapsed near Charabari. Altogether 24 bodies have been recovered by the local residents. The bus was on the way to Pakabari in Tihu from Lakhara with around 40 people on Monday. The injured people have been rushed to GMCH by the local residents who are helping NDRF jawans recover bodies.


Chief minister Tarun Gogoi has expressed shock at the mishap and ordered a high level enquiry into it. Gogoi, further, has announced Rs.100,000 each to the bereaved families.

Janajati mancha opposes ST proposal

15 Jun 2015 - 7:22pm | Hantigiri Narzary

The Janajati Suraksha Mancha has strongly opposed the BJP-led NDA govt's move to include the six communities of Assam into Scheduled Tribe (ST) list and the process of NRC in tribal areas of Assam. 

The decision was taken in a meeting of tribal intellectual, educationists, social worker and senior citizens held at Basic Training Centre on Monday in Kokrajhar, was organised by Janajati Suraksha Mancha, Kokrajhar district unit. 

Ashok Kumar Brahma, secretary of the mancha in a statement said that if the six communities are included in ST list the existing tribal demography will change, the political rights of the tribals will be snatched away and tribal as a whole will be rooted out from their own soil. The process of inclusion of six communities by different govt in different times have been rejected by register general of India on the ground of non fulfillment of criteria as per constitution of India.If govt proceeds in violation of this criteria the existing tribals will be deprived of their protection guaranteed in the constitution of India and raise the constitutional crisis. 

The mancha also strongly states that the NRC updation in tribal areas in nothing but registration of non protected class of people in tribal belt and block areas, who illegally occupied the tribal land. The meeting strongly opposed the updating of NRC in tribal areas of this non protected class of people and demanded Assam as well as central govt of India to registrar them in their original home address, where from they migrated, besides demanding to evict all the illegal intruders from the tribal areas (tribal belt & blocks). 

The state govt as well as centre instead of detecting and deporting foreigners are harassing the tribal people of Assam by imposing their criteria for NRC and for the purpose detecting Pakistani or Bangladeshi intruders. 

The tribal leaders strongly urged the govt to stop the harassment of tribal people and they should be registered in their residence without prescribed criteria on th simple production of tribal certificate. 

The mancha has been opposed the proposed Ajmal college and Ajmal foundation at Hasraobari under tribal belt of Gossaigaon subdivision of Kokrajhar district and other tribal areas in BTAD region, because the project has deep rooted conspiracy to protect illegal occupiers of their people in protected tribal land and engulf the trials and extinguish the tribal culture and identity and jeopardise their protection guaranteed in the constitution of India, the statement added. 

Timber smugglers arrested

26 Oct 2016 - 9:33pm | AT Kokrajhar Bureau

Sasastra Seema Bal(SSB) jawans from 16th Battalion of Ranighuli apprehended eight timber smugglers from different places from Dattapur and Bamungaon area in Chirang district on Wednesday.

Acting on specific information received about working of timber msugglers, a joint patrolling conducted by the team of battalion(Bn) headquarter company Gurubasha and BOP Dadgiri under the command of AKC Singh, Commandant 16th Bn SSB Ranighuli and Mobi Lourembam, Assistant Comandant in the general area of Dattapur and Bamungaon area and seized huge reserve of timber planks from seven different locations under the forest area with trolley and Scotty and apprehended eight timber smugglers.

The apprehended were identified as Madhu Sutradhar, Akhol Islary, Gonak Sutradhar, Gopal sutradhar, Jadab Sutradhar, Hosia Islary, Molas Sutradhar & Rajil Sutradhar.

Earlier in the month of February this year 16th Bn SSB Ranighuli, based on the intelligence input launched the operation against timber smugglers and apprehended four persons along with seizure of forest timber worth Rs 41,35,367/- from the same area i.e Bamungaon area under PS Sidli.

Singh, comandant urge for the support of locals people for saving the green forest and requested them not to indulge in felling of trees. He also seek sincere cooperation from others forces and forest department in order to root out timber smuggling form the area.