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Is Assam University becoming a safe haven of terrorist groups?

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  13 April 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Special Correspondent

SILCHAR, April 12: About a year back, the shadow of Maoists in Assam University campus was first exposed by Pradip Dutta Roy, then a frontline Congress leader and founder president of All Cachar-Karimganj-Hailakandi Students’ Association (ACKHSA). The Chief Minister of Assam Tarun Gogoi had to admit it after initial denial. Considering the seriousness of the development of Maoism taking root in the tea belts across the state, Jayanta Roy Choudhury, DGP, visited Barak Valley in order to study and examine the growing tentacles of Maoists.

Despite the gravity of the problem, Dutta Roy regretted no political party came forward even to make some investigation and come out with related statement for timely action to root out the mece of Maoism which has created serious law and order problem in several states of the country. Some Congress (I) leaders met the SP of Cachar and wanted interrogation of Dutta Roy to find out the truth. Ultimately, the truth came out and the security machinery had to take action.

After Maoism, it is now the shadow of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen (JMB) over the campus of Assam University, revealed Pradip Dutta Roy, who resigned from the primary membership of Congress some time ago, and was briefing the media-persons here today as ACKHSA president. It is true that Maoist leaders from Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and West Bengal could not attract the youths of this valley. But, now greater danger lurks in this valley with the reliable inputs in his possession that the campus of Assam University is becoming a cockpit of the module jointly formulated by ISI and JMB, added and abetted by Pakistan and Chi.

He said after setting up base in Assam University, the members of the module have designs to bring the entire valley under their hold by netting in emotiol pockets. According to his information, 5 faculty members of different subjects and 9 students till now under their grip of the AU have become active, holding secret meetings under the very nose of the authorities of the Central University. He even has relevant papers to establish their mes, but for the purpose of investigation by the agencies concerned, he refused to share them with the jourlists. He did identify a teacher of Bengali department who, in fact, has been very much a discussed person inside and outside the University.

Quite of concern, Dutta Roy pointed out the attendance and leave registers of the teacher concerned if perused would reveal his trips to Arab countries and Dubai. He has been found to be on foreign trips without leave. Some teachers in the group make frequent visits to these countries which raise intriguing questions about their very purpose. These teachers, added to say Dutta Roy, have picked up the students in question in order to indoctrite them and motivate them for terrorism.

It is a ‘religious indoctrition’ and can hardly be overlooked or dismissed as a stray development. Rather, it would take a grave turn and spell disaster for this valley if proper and timely action was not taken to elimite the mece. He expressed surprise at the indifferent attitude of the Centre, State and the AU authorities towards the development. In order to substantiate his contention, Dutta Roy referred to the doors of hostel no. 15, 16 and 17 with the inscriptions of ‘red salute’.

Pradip Dutta Roy demanded probe by RAW, NIA and CBI. He said he would soon meet the Prime Minister, Home Minister of India and also the Chief Minister of Assam and apprise them of how Assam University was becoming a safe haven for the terrorist elements and also impress upon them for investigation by competent agency. How could secret meetings by questioble persons of the academia be held in the hostel and the Warden concerned should turn a blind eye to it without reporting it to the higher authorities, he questioned?

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