Udalguri silent processionists seek restoration of peace CORRESPONDENT UDALGURI, Aug 22 – Two persons including a girl were rescued on Tuesday from Pub Chenimari and Panery jungle in Udalguri district by the Assam police.
One of them is an Imam who was found injured and was rushed to Mangaldoi Civil Hospital where his condition is now said to be stable. The girl who remained untraced since a few days was the sister of the slain Majid Ali of Ghoradak in Udalguri district. This was revealed by Dr Himanta Biswa Sarmah, Health Minister and spokesperson of State Government at a hurriedly convened press meet at Udalguri Circuit House on Tuesday evening.
The Health Minister also informed that acting on a tip-off, the Railway police apprehended two NDFB cadres with a sophisticated 9mm pistol from Halem railway station while they were coming to Udalguri from Gohpur. They were interrogated at Rangapara police station. He also informed that 24 persons have so far been picked up on suspicion of instigating the present situation and were being interrogated. They would soon be arrested.
Referring to the killings, the government spokesperson further said that the government has confirmed killings of 6 persons since August 14 till date in Udalguri district and the surrounding areas. He hoped that the situation would soon be normal.
The Minister who was accompanied by Chandan Brahma, Panchayat and Rural Development Minister, Rockybul Hussain, Forest Minister, Rihon Daimary, PHE Minister, Karendra Basumatary, MLA of Mazbat LAC and Ilias Ali, MLA of Dalgaon LAC visited the four relief camps in Udalguri district where about 9,000 people, mostly women and children have been taking shelter. He also assured to provide relief and compensation, including construction of houses.
Meanwhile, a team of AGP led by Phanibhushan Choudhury, executive president of the party, national integration team led by Dr. YL Karna also visited some parts of the affected areas of Udalguri district and met the victims of the recent violence.
On the other hand, 11 organisations of Udalguri district mostly students, organisations AASU, ABSU, ARSU, AJYCP, Rabha Women council, AGSU, AANSU, AKRSU, AASAA, ABTCYCF, AGS, school children and common public numbering about 1000 brought out a silent procession on Tuesday from Udalguri town to Udalguri DC court with banners and placards and submitted two copies of memorandum to the Chief Minister and BTC chief Hagrama Mohilary with a demand to provide security to the lives and properties of innocent people and to compensate the victims and restore peace and tranquility in the trouble torn district.