HAFLONG: Dima Hasao Deputy Commissioner Amitabh Rajkhowa called for a meeting with the apex bodies of all communities, student organizations and women's organizations at the DC's conference hall on Wednesday. The meeting was also attended by the Superintendent of Police, ADC, DIPRO and members of autonomous council of Hatikhali, Harangajao, Umrangso and Diyungbra.
Addressing on the prevailing situation in Dima Hasao under the pandemic COVID-19, Rajkhowa sought co-operation for strengthening the efforts of the district administration in this fight. He requested people to abstain from taking law into their own hands. DC said, "While in an effort to contain the spread of Coronavirus infection in the district, it should be remembered that those people recently travelling back to their homes should not be harassed or hindered, especially government officials while delivering their duties." Welcoming volunteers to assist the officials at the check gates via proper permission acquired from the authority, the DC strictly warned that no organization or individual would be allowed to take law in their hands.
Speaking at the meeting, the Deputy Commissioner said that although the district Dima Hasao was in green zone, people should be extra cautious. He gave a detailed account of the steps being taken by the district administration in the direction of preventing the spread of the virus and also briefed about the government directives under each phase of the nationwide lockdown. Although there has been a considerable relaxation of activities in order to keep the economy running, people should be more careful and take the responsibility of following the advisories. Superintendent of Police, Bir Bikram Gogoi also added that while this was a fight of the entire human race against the virus, giving a religious, ethnic and communal colour to it was undesirable. There were few cases of violation of orders by some people advised for home quarantine, he said. Requesting the people for support, Gogoi said that all possible efforts were made to ensure that essential services were provided to the general public to mitigate their sufferings and to ensure their convenience in this hour of crisis. During the meeting, the DC also took note of suggestions and grievances as stated by the MACs and people present during the meeting, especially in areas around the industrial town of Umrangso.