Normalcy limping back to Dhalpur in Mangaldai
Normalcy has been limping back in the Dhalpur area in the aftermath of the killing of two encroachers in police firing during the eviction drive on Thursday.
MANGALDAI: Normalcy has been limping back in the Dhalpur area in the aftermath of the killing of two encroachers in police firing during the eviction drive on Thursday. The 'zanaza' of both the killed persons have been performed in their respective villages as per religious rituals on Friday midnight as the family members received the bodies from the administration. Chairman of 'Project Gorukhuti' cum Sootea legislator Padma Hazarika on Friday restarted cultivation in the plot of the land made free from encroachment. He drove a tractor to lead another twenty tractors to plough the land.
'Project Gorukhuti' is not only the dream project of Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, it is a dream project for the entire state to engage and involve the educated unemployed youth in carrying out agriculture farming adopting the scientific way. Our humble intention is to protect our land and to take up the market with our agri produces by creating work culture among the indigenous youth" firmly said Padma Hazarika before 'The Sentinel' while driving the tractor at Dhalpur field this afternoon. "During the historic six years long Assam Agitation from 1979 to 1985 we had the dream of involving the youth in agriculture to make them self sufficient. But the AGP government though was in the power for two terms miserably failed to transform this dream into reality. We are committed to fulfilling our long felt dream" he added.
Minister of State for Water Resource Department and IPRO Piyush Hazarika today visited Dhalpur and discussed the ground situation with Deputy Commissioner Prabhati Thaosen, Superintendent of Police Er Sushanta Biswa Sarma in presence of Padma Hazarika and Sipajhar legislator Dr Paramananda Rajbongshi.
On the other hand, about 200 activists of the Darrang District Committee of AIUDF, on Saturday, carried out a silent protest rally along NH-15 in protest against the killing of two villagers in the police firing during the eviction drive at Dhalpur on Thursday.
They also submitted a memorandum to the Governor of Assam demanding judicial inquiry into the incident, compensation of Rs 20 lakh to the next of the kin of the deceased, immediate relief and rehabilitation for the evicted villagers, and immediate supply of medical facilities and drinking water to the affected people.
Additional Deputy Commissioner Pallabi Kachari received the memorandum.