Staff Reporter GUWAHATI, Dec 26 – The North East Network, a woman’s organisation condemned the brutal killings, including a large number of women and children, by the NDFB(s) in Kokrakrjhar, Chirang, Sonitpur and Udalguri districts.
A silent rally, under the aegis of the KMSS, being taken out against the barbaric attack on innoncent people by the NDFB (S) in Chirang, Kokrajarh, Udalguri and Sonitpur districts, in Guwahati on Friday. - UB Photos
“We urge upon the State govt to adopt long lasting pre-emptive measures given experiences of recurrences of violence in the State and to establish peace committees. Immediate relief, trauma counselling and reintegration of affected people are urgently required.
“To ensure sustainable peace, peace committees formed post conflict situations must continue to function throughout the year .The committees must be capacitated to prevent violence and promote peace and must have equal representation of men and women, a statement from NEN said.
The State’s relief manual, which is being revised, must be immediately passed and approved by the government to address such critical situations, and government must put a policy in place for internally displaced persons with special focus on vulnerabilities faced by women and children,” the statement added.
The Kamrup district committee of CPI(ML) also condemned the killing and organised a protest demonstration at Dighalipukhuripar. The protesters demanded the resignation of Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi for his government’s failure to control the law-and-order situation in the State.
In a joint press meet, Muttock Yuba Chatra Sanmilan, Dimasa Chatra Sanstha, Sadou Asom Gariya Maria Deshi Jatiya Parishad, Deuri Chatra Sanstha and Chutiya Jati Yuba Sanmilan criticised the State government for its indifferent role in providing security to the people of the State. Members of all these organisations visited Dhekiajuli and Biswanath Chariali and expressed dissatisfaction over the relief operation. “The people in rehabilitation camps need baby food, winter clothes and blankets,” added a statement.