From our Correspondent
DIGBOI, May 18: ‘Justice delayed is justice denied’, implied significantly in the case of Parag Kumar Das, radical jourlist and one of the founders of the human rights movement in Assam way back in 1996, regretted the Digboi media fraternity on Tuesday evening at Digboi Swahid Bedi during a ceremonial programme held to mark the 20th death anniversary of Parag Kumar Das.
Digboi jourlists accorded floral tribute and offered condolence, besides lighting ceremonial lamps at Digboi Swahid Bedi. Speaking on the occasion, Punya Saikia, State literary pensioner and a social worker of Digboi, reiterated the significance of the day as a reminder of the gross failure of the State machinery in providing justice to the bereaved family members of the scribe even after 20 years of the inhuman act. He further regretted the working of the judicial system which has acquitted the prime accused in the gruesome act on the ground of idequate evidence.
Beside the jourlists, other speakers in the programme also threw immense light on the power of the pen.