TEZPUR, May 15: In a move to raise awareness among people to stop rhino poaching, witch-hunting and atrocities on women, Mab Jyoti Borah (28) from Sootea, Amlakhi Khati village in Sonitpur district began his cycling journey throughout the State for 55 days. In this endeavour he has been assisted by Kaziranga Wildlife, Government of Assam, AASU Sootea chapter and his tive villagers.
While talking to this correspondent on reaching at Tezpur on Monday, on the 15th day of his 55-day mission, the cyclist said “It is my sincere effort to raise awareness among the common masses to be responsible in every sphere of life. ture has given us many precious things with abundant beauty and it is our sole responsibility to preserve these. But it is painful to see that rhinos are being killed at random for vested interest. So my earnest appeal is to stop killing the innocent wild animals, particularly the rhino, as it is the unique identification of this divine land.”
He added, “It is also depressing that in the present times, superstitious beliefs are still prevalent in the society and in the me of witch-hunting, victims are subjected to atrocities and torture and even killed.” He further said, “Violence against women has become a prominent topic of discussion in Assam and the media has placed great focus on the issue. Women are being subjected to various crimes like rape, sexual assault, insult to modesty, kidpping, cruelty by partner or relatives, trafficking and persecution for dowry.”