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A Dastardly Assault

The assault of Ajay Kumar Phukan, member of the Foreigners Tribunal No.4, Goalpara, by some lawyers on Wednesday was one the most heinous things to have happened in a civilized society. A member of any foreigners tribunal is a magistrate or judge, and as such, this criminal act by lawyers (who ought to have known better) is most condemnable. Though three of the main accused—Shahjahan Ali, Nazrul Islam and Umar Faroque—are absconding, the Goalpara police have arrested five lawyers for their involvement in the crime. What needs to be appreciated is that a high-level investigation team comprising Additional Chief Secretary (Home) TY Das, Justice Ujjal Bhuyan, DGP Mukesh Sahay, Special DGP (Law and Order) Kuladhar Saikia, Additional DGP Mukesh Agarwal (Law and Order), IGP (Security) Subhra Jyoti Hazarika, Registrar General, Gauhati High Court Hitesh Kumar Sarma, Goalpara DC JVN Subramanyam and Assistant Commissioner Bornali Das visited the Foreigners Tribunal Court No. 4 on Thursday to take stock of the situation. What is of the utmost importance is that such crimes constitute a complete break with hallowed traditions that hold any society together. What is more important than the identity of the judge or magistrate attacked is the fact that such crimes make even judges and magistrates vulnerable, and no society can permit this. The speed of delivering justice becomes crucially important in such cases.

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Rain/thundershowers is very likely to occur at isolated places over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam & Meghalaya and weather is most likely to remain dry over Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura. No large change in minimum temperatures at most places over the region during next 24 hrs.
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Assam
 
Assam is a northeastern state of India with its capital at Dispur located in the city of Guwahati.
 
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Nagaland
 
Nagaland is a northeastern state of India with its capital at Kohima. located in the Guwahati city.
 
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Mizoram
 
Mizoram is a northeastern state of India with its capital at Aizwal. located in the Guwahati city.
 
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Meghalaya
 
Meghalaya is a northeastern state of India with its capital at Shillong. located in the Guwahati.
 
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Manipur
 
Manipur is a northeastern state of India with its capital at Imphal.
 
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Tripura
 
Tripura is a northeastern state of India with its capital at Agartala.
 
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Arunachal Pradesh is a northeastern state of India with its capital at Itanagar.
 
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