TT Epaper
The Telegraph
Graphiti
 
IN TODAY'S PAPER
WEEKLY FEATURES
CITIES AND REGIONS
ARCHIVES
Since 1st March, 1999
 
THE TELEGRAPH
 
 
CIMA Gallary

Union sit-in over riot-hit and NRC

Kokrajhar, Dec. 5: The All BTC Minority Students’ Union held a three-hour sit-in at the Kokrajhar deputy commissioner’s office today demanding proper rehabilitation of riot-hit refugees and updating the national register of citizens. They also asked the administration to seize all illegal arms.

Around 100 activists carried banners and shouted slogans demanding immediate rehabilitation of those affected in the communal riots, which happened in Kokrajhar, Chirang and Dhubri districts. They also submitted a memorandum to chief minister Traun Gogoi through Kokrajhar deputy commissioner Jayant Narlikar.

In the memorandum, the union demanded safety and security for people’s lives and property, resettlement of those affected, updating the NRC and government jobs for the kin of those killed in the riots.

The in-charge president of the union, Sayeed Sahabuddin Ahmed, accused chief minister Tarun Gogoi of playing politics at the cost of people’s lives. He called the chief minister a liar with a confused mind who only talks but never does anything in reality.

“The chief minister of Assam never thinks about the welfare of the minorities. This resulted in the violence and suffering of the commoners. The government of Assam is not taking any initiative to rehabilitate the riot-affected people,” he said.

Asked about the illegal Bangladeshis, Ahmed said it was a burning problem of the entire state.

“There are definitely illegal migrants. We also want detection and deportation of illegal migrants who came to Assam after 1971,” he said.


 More stories in Northeast

  • Ulfa threat prods more security
  • Letter to PM on border row
  • Better services act to roll out from April
  • 'Heron guardians' to save endangered species
  • Plea to check illegal mining
  • Call to harness power
  • Court seeks report in Laskar case
  • December? Goons rub hands in glee
  • Union sit-in over riot-hit and NRC
  • Ajmal blamed for unrest
  • GTC bags 3 medals
  • Homeguards give quit cry
  • Hosts open with a win
  • Peace beat Somdal 4-1
  • AASU for camps to house migrants
  • Market complex to come up at Moreh
  • Abducted trader flees captors