From Our Special Correspondent
Silchar, March 22: While applauding the sincere efforts of Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal for initiating development in Barak Valley as a whole, All Cachar-Karimganj-Hailakandi Students’ Association (ACKHSA), Karimganj unit, has expressed serious concern in a memorandum addressed to the Chief Minister and submitted to the Deputy Commissioner of Karimganj on Wednesday at the deteriorating law and order situation in the districts of Karimganj and Hailakandi. Several grounds have been cited to back up the claim and for directing the district administration of both the districts for revamping both the administrative and police machinery to deal with the situation effectively.
The heinous crime committed on a minor tribal girl identified as Ginirom Reang of village Batcherra of Hailakandi district, bordering Mizoram, has shaken the faith and confidence of law abiding citizens who demand exemplary punishment to the accused identified as Jashim Uddin. The accused is in jail custody, ACKHSA is for meting out death sentence to the perpetrator of the worst inhuman act in order to set up the example before those who dare to resort to such crimes.
The kidpping of a Hindu girl of Rabindra Sadan Girls’ College of Karimganj in the second part of March by some antisocial elements has rocked the civil society, raising question about the efficacy and efficiency of law and order machinery. The family members of the victim have lodged FIR with the Karimganj police immediately after the incident, but till now there has been no information about the whereabout of the kidpped girl. The border town of Karimganj is disturbed by the daredevil acts of thefts and robberies by antisocial gangs. They have targeted business shops and in one night seven commercial interests were looted.
ACKHSA has articulated the fear and a sense of panic particularly among the women and young girls at the way the antisocial elements and goons are ruling the roost. This is a situation which can better be imagined than described. The government, both the Centre and the state, is serious about the implementation of ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’, this is no doubt commendable. But, unless the women in general feel safe, this slogan will appear to be nothing but a mockery. The memorandum was signed by Subhasish Dutta, president, Birobrata Acharjee, advisor, Sanjoy Deb, general secretary, and five other members of the Association.