When the much awaited NRC update is closing in towards the finish line, three so called intellectuals of the State mely Dr Hiren Gohain, Apurba Barua and Manjit Mahanta are trying their level best to create an atmosphere of unrest in the State. The diabolical troika was recently seen in a semir held in New Delhi sharing the dais with controversial Asad Madani. People of the State remember Asad Madani's role in Kokrajhar violence few years back. The semir organised by few students of Assam based in New Delhi under a banner invited Asad Madani as the chief speaker and the said person stirred controversy by airing some very provocative statements which can surely disturb commul harmony in the State. While the invited speaker who has no connection or knowledge about the problems of Assam was spitting venom, the so called intellectuals sitting besides maintained a stoic silence. While Asad Madani was threatening the indigenous people of Assam by forecasting bloodshed, they should have protested immediately. Such mask wearing intellectuals are more dangerous than the illegal foreign tiols present in the State. Dr Hiren Gohain, Apurba Barua and Manjit Mahanta can be best dubbed Badan Barphukans of present time. Calling Asad Madani to discuss NRC is itself a disgrace, leave alone listening to him.
Lanu Dutta Choudhury,
GNB Road, Guwahati.
Awareness among masses
It is observed that intolerance among the indigenous Assamese people against people of doubtful tiolity in the State has been on the rise. The previous Congress regime under the leadership of Tarun Gogoi inflicted immense damage to Assam by allowing ubated influx of Bangladeshis into the State. People protested but the government turned a deaf ear and even went to the extent of denying the presence of any illegal Bangladeshi tiol in the State. Now with change of guard in Dispur and most importantly due to awareness about the sinister design of suspect people of dubious tiolity, people of the State are alert. Nowadays, particularly in Upper Assam, people are cautious about the presence of these people as evidenced by the recent forceful eviction by local people. As the publication of NRC draft is nearing, people of suspected tiolity will seek safe havens and try to encroach upon government and forest land in different parts of the State. People's alertness and government's prompt response can counter the biggest threat to the identity of the indigenous people of the State. It is now or never.