Dima Hasao meet urges masses to shun superstition

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A Correspondent

Haflong, July 6: Following recent untoward incidences that have been taking place in some parts of Dima Hasao due to fear psychosis among the people, the district administration headed by Deputy Commissioner Amitabh Rajkhowa along with Superintendent of Police Prasanta Saikia called for an emergency meeting at Haflong Circuit House on Thursday. The meeting was well responded by all the representatives of different communities, women organisations, students’ bodies and others. They have jointly appealed to the public, specially the people of Dima Hasao, to act responsibly and not to be swayed away by rumours instigating hatred mostly in the social media such as facebook, twitter, whatsapp etc.

Although there have been several attempts by the district administration to prevent people from believing such fake news which do not have any base or authenticity, the reports of such incidents are being reported. The consequences being that both the victim(s) as well as the public join the mob are adversely affected.

The recent incident at Mahur in Dima Hasao was a result of such rumour where three ‘sadhus’ travelling through the town were suspected to be child lifters leading to a gathering of hundreds of people. The situation was immediately brought under control when the police and Army personnel came to their rescue. The situation aggravated further with their pictures shared on the social media.

The Dima Hasao administration has appealed to the people of the district not to take law into their hands and to report to the authorities immediately if any suspicious situation arises.