From our Correspondent
SILCHAR, July 3: In order to restore peace in Barak Valley, which got disturbed following the attack on Rumi Nath, MLA of Borkhola, by a mob at Nakshatra hotel in Karimganj, a leading citizens’ meet was held under the presidenship of Deputy Commissioner, Harendra Kumar Deb Mahanta, in the conference hall of his office in Silchar on Tuesday.
Harendra Kumar Deb Mahanta, assured that the administration would act impartially on this issue and would take strict action against the miscreants irrespective of caste and community.
Ataur Rehman Mazarbhuyia, AIUDF MLA of Katigorah, underlined the importance of peace in the valley and advised everyone not to get indulge in anything which could disturb the law and order situation. He said that the communal harmony should not be disturbed at any cost for the fault of an individual. It was his opinion that Rumi Nath by conduct and behaviour has provoked the Hindus and the Muslims equally. She is playing the communal card by taking the name of Jaganntah and then allah.
At any cost the people of Barak Valley should not fall a prey to such dirty politics, he added.
He requested the electronic media in particular to boycott Rumi Nath and not to telecast any interview of her. Moreover, he also appealed to the people not to oppose the bandh which was called by the different organization on Wednesday.
Kabindra Purkhyastha, MP of Cachar, said that the peace and harmony should be maintained in the valley. He also made an appeal to the people in general and different organizations who called the strike on Wednesday in particular to maintain the law and order situation of the district. He pointed out that the district administration should be more alert in dealing with the miscreants who are trying to disturb the harmony.
“We should keep ourselves away from the rumour. For any query one should either contact the SP or DC,” said Sushmita Deb, MLA and chairperson of Silchar Municipality Board. She expressed similar views and laid stress on the importance of peace in the valley.
Other person present in the meet included Deepak Bhattacharjee, former MLA of Hailakandi, Anamul Hoque, MLA, Sonai, Kamalendu Bhattacharjee, Congress leader, Karnendu Bhattacharjee, former MP, Rajyasabha, Paritosh Paul Chowdhury, social worker, Biswajit Das, secretary, Sammilito Sanskritik Mancha, Taimur Raja Chowdhury, editor, Samayik Prasanga, members of different organizations and journalists.