Silchar, April 5: All Cachar-Karimganj-Hailakandi Students’ Association (ACKHSA) while appreciating the efforts of Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal to bring about socio-economic improvement of Barak Valley has at the same time acknowledged the hurdles being faced by him to implement the schemes and projects in that direction. The Association has sought his intervention in solving the problems faced by the people of the three districts of Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakandi for their resolution. The update process of NRC as per the direction of the Supreme Court of India has also been initiated in this valley. There is nothing to say about the exercise.
But, the way a good number of applicants or citizens including aged and infants are being instructed by NRC authorities to report at distantly located seva kendras of lower and upper Assam and subjected to lot of harassment in the me of family tree verification is indeed a matter of serious concern. It is not only a harassment to individuals physically and mentally but also pushing them to extreme fincial difficulties. ACKHSA demands that the State government should exercise its authority and advise the State NRC coorditor to arrange family tree verification through video conferencing or video calling system within Barak Valley itself.
Despite their earlier representation on rising crimes in Barak Valley as a whole, there has been no improvement in the situation. Crimils and offenders continue to rule the roost. The robbers went on robbing and looting seven business establishments in one night in the very heart of Karimganj town. Besides, a good number of residential houses within municipal area also came under their target. The police groped in the dark without making any serious effort to b or arrest them. As the faith and confidence of common people has been badly shaken in the efficacy and efficiency of police, ACKHSA presses for three tier police patrolling in the town during night.
The Association has also raised question about the vigilance both by the police, regarded as second line of defence, and the BSF on the most vulnerable and sensitive Indo-Bangladesh border. A Bangladeshi Muslim youth who posed himself as a businessman dealing in cloths and reportedly possessed the visa and passport of his country could mage to dodge the security and the guards at the border and escape with a college girl identified as Mousumi Das. Again, Karimganj police was virtually on a wild goose chase until Bangladeshi media reported how Mousumi Das could safely and easily cross over the border and reach Dhaka her new found home.
ACKHSA welcomes the decision of the Sonowal Government to ect harshest law for dealing with the crimils involved in crimes against women. The recent incident of heinous and murderous assault on a 14 year old tribal girl, Ginirum Reang, at her home in Betcherra village of south Hailakandi, which shocked and rocked the entire valley and beyond has given the sigl that the decision of the State government is most timely. Along with that, there is no respite in crimes against women in Assam and the recent rising crime graph is a testimony to it. The memorandum was signed by Karimganj district committee ACKHSA president Subhasish Dutta.