By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, June 12: Dispur has its parallel in the sar areas in the State, so said AIUDF MLA Aminul Islam.
Addressing the press in the city today, Islam said: “There are around 31 lakh people residing in various sars in the State. The presence of the State Government is not at all felt in the sars where only the writs of ‘dewanis or matabbors’ run. Theirs is a parallel government. Of late a heart-rendering scene of a ‘dewani’ flogging a woman of Muslem Sar till she fell unconscious was in the media. Such inhumane atrocities on working class people in the sars in Assam are a common phenomenon. Such matabbers, as often as not, extort wealth from farmers in the form of cash or kind. The farmers face death in the event of filing any FIR against the matabbers. When there are threats to their lives, they’ve no way out but to oblige. Even when cases are registered against such goons, the police can never b them. The presence of men in khaki is not at all felt in such sars that are real armouries of illegal arms. Though Muslem Sar is near Dhing police station, it falls in Sonitpur district. Police personnel from Sonitpur need to cross a number of streams and sars to reach Muslem Sar and other sars near it. However, by then the crimils mage to flee. Taking this in view, all the sars near Muslem Sar should be brought under gaon district. The setting up of a river police station either at Udhantola, Ranitapu or Koladuba Sluice Gate is too important to be without for the security of sar dwellers. Floating police outposts should also be set up after an interval of every five km. Spread of education, electrification, setting up of schools and developing connectivity are a must so as to dispel the prevailing superstitions and the rising trend of crimes in sar areas in the State.”
The MLA said that he is going to submit a memorandum to the Chief Minister raising all that he said today for the wellbeing of sar dwellers.