By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Jan 2: The Deshi Jagosthia Mancha (DJM) is going to hold its second annual state conference at Balijhar near Boko on January 6 and 7, 2018.
Deshis, as they are called in Assam, are Muslims who are as indigenous as Rabhas, Garos, Bodos and others in the State are. They embraced Islam way back in 1205. The organization is going to showcase different cultures and traditions of the Deshi community during the conference, besides organizatiol activities like election of its new set of central leadership. Over 300 delegates from seventy regiol committees distributed in seven districts of Goalpara, Bilasipara, Dhubri, Kokrajhar, Kamrup, South Salmara and Mankachar are going to take part in the conference. A procession will be taken on January 7 showcasing the indigenous cultures of Deshis, Rabhas, Garos and Bodos. Axam Xahitya Xabha (AXX) president Dr. Dhrubajyoti Bora is going to open the conference.
Talking to newsmen DJM working president Islamul Haque Mandal said: “Despite being Islams, Deshis still follow a number of indigenous Hindu cultures like married women using vermilion in their hair partings. This is not all. During marriage the groom party has to buy vermillion first for the bride.”