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Cops told to find missing activist

Guwahati, Feb. 20: Women in Governance and Women Alliance on Violence against Women have demanded that the state police department immediately disclose information on the whereabouts of teacher and social activist Majoni Das, who went missing on February 10 this year when she had gone to meet Sivasagar superintendent of police early in the morning.

Interacting with the media today, member of Women in Governance Bondita Acharya said Majoni is a victim of enforced disappearance in suspicion of having links with Ulfa.

The organisations also claimed that Majoniís family members have reportedly refused to accept the policeís version that she had recently joined Ulfa and left her home at Demow in Sivasagar for Myanmar via Nagaland. They have demanded that the police begin investigations immediately to trace her.

Majoni, 30, was a member of Nari Adhikari Suraksha Samiti, a womenís organisation, and had been working as a warden of a hostel run by the Purva Bharati Educational Trust at Jorhat since the past 13 months. She also wrote for the fortnightly publication Ami.

She reportedly received several messages from Sivasagar police asking her to report to the SPís office on February 6 when she was at her home in Demow. Two days later, a police officer, along with a lady police officer of Nitai Pukhuri police outpost, arrived at her home to detain her. Since Majoni had gone out, they left a message with her family asking her to visit the SPís office. After informing two of her neighbours, Majoni left at 9am on February 10 but has been missing since then.