Dhubri, Nov. 1: The AIUDF’s Dhubri district unit has called for a high-level inquiry into the series of stabbing incidents in Dhubri town, the demolition of an idol of Goddess Kali and the early rehabilitation of riot-hit people.
At a news conference in Dhubri AIUDF town office, Dhubri MLA Jahan Uddin expressed concern over the worsening law and order in the district, which has claimed the life of journalist Raihanu Nayum, who was stabbed to death.
“Besides there were incidents of arson, ransacking of houses and group clashes. The district administration and the police have failed to control the situation. Although Dhubri town is limping back to normal, tension still prevails in the certain areas of the town,” Jahan said.
He expressed surprise over the fact that Rakibul Hussain, the minister who is in-charge of Dhubri district, had still not visited the town after so many disturbing incidents. Jahan said he had tried to reach Hussain and had sought his intervention to control the situation but the minister did not respond.
“We suspect a political agenda is behind the trouble in Dhubri town, otherwise why has Hussain maintained a stoic silence over the situation of Dhubri town? This is why (our) party submitted memorandum to chief minister Tarun Gogoi today demanding a high-level inquiry into the incidents,” he said.
The president of the AIUDF’s Dhubri district unit, Aminur Rahman Ahmed, alleged there were nearly 60,000 inmates languishing in relief camps in Dhubri district and the government was trying to rehabilitate them in temporarily constructed sheds instead of in the BTAD itself.
“Most of the inmates left in the camp have rehabilitated themselves without any compensation. But we want the rehabilitation of all the inmates with proper compensation in the same place from where they were uprooted in the BTAD,” Ahmed added.
Rahman said a mass rally of the party would be held in Bilasipara and Dhubri on November 8 and 10.