SARUPATHAR, July 12: The Satra Mukti Sangram Committee (SMSS) started its indefinite hunger strike recently in front of the Subdivisional office at Sarupathar in Dhansiri subdivision. The protesters demanded construction of dykes on the bank of Rangma river along the Assam-Nagaland border at Uriamghat, completion of the pending work of Uriamghat PHC, its inauguration as soon as possible, and magisterial inquiry into the non-completion of the water supply project over Rangma river for which the Assam government has already spent crores of rupees. The schools and other educational institutes along the Assam-Nagaland border should be made concrete and qualified teachers should be appointed. SMSS has also demanded that the incomplete RCC bridge over Dhansiri river and the main route to Golaghat from Sarupathar should be completed soon as possible.
According to the secretary of SMSS Dhansiri subdivision, Akash Deb, the student body has urged ministers Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma and Siddharta Bhattacharya to visit the of Assam-Nagaland border area to examine how much development work has been done in the area.