Monday, May 22, 2017
GUWAHATI: Call for strict action against those who lynched two teenagers in Assam’s Nagaon district.
Activists and people in general have demanded action so that such activities cannot reoccur in the state. .. Read More
GUWAHATI: Assam government’s population policy has come under criticism. After Congress and All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF), Oxfam India has slammed the policy saying it is against women.
It says t... Read More
GUWAHATI: Assam’s anti-witch hunting crusader Birubala Rabha who has single-handedly been fighting to eradicate superstition from society will be speaking at the Witchcraft and Human Rights Experts Workshop at the UN Human R... Read More
GUWAHATI: Sri Lankan celebrated filmmaker Prasanna Vithanage who was conferred the coveted Bhupen Hazarika award by the Asam Sahitya Sabha, apex literary body of Assam, was in Guwahati to receive the award. The Citizen spoke with ... Read More
GUWAHATI: A movie in which a group of villagers were the actors, including a daily wage labourer. Haanduk (Hidden Corner), based on the trauma and torture faced by the villagers during the peak years of insurgency in Assa... Read More
GUWAHATI: Life can be extremely cruel and difficult for hundreds living in troubled villages along the Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland borders in Assam. An independent fact finding team comprising of activists and researchers has ... Read More
GUWAHATI: Teen music sensation of Assam Nahid Afrin has been asked to stay away from musical performances by a group of Islamic clerics terming it as anti-Sharia.
Nahid, the first runners up in Indian Idol Junior i... Read More
GUWAHATI: Locals of Kaziranga National Park (KNP) have come out in support of the controversial BBC documentary on the national park’s conservation methods, demanding an enquiry into the reported deaths of tribals.
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A report from Hailakandi said that Vishwa Hindu Parishad had sent a memorandum to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal, alleging that the three AIUDF legislators of Hailakandi district were discriminating on the basis of religion while dispensing benefits under government schemes. AIUDF's Sujam Uddin Laskar, Anwar Hussain Laskar and Nizam Uddin Choudhury had won from Katlicherra, Hailakandi and Algapur respectively in the 2016 Assembly polls. The general secretary of the VHP's Hailakandi unit, Manoj Mohan Deb, alleged that in Katlicherra constituency, Muslims had got 85 per cent facilities of welfare schemes while Hindus had got only 15 per cent, in Hailakandi Muslims had got 84 per cent benefits while Hindus had got only 16 per cent and in Algapur Muslims had got 92 per cent benefits while Hindus had got only 8 per cent. Muslims constituted 55 per cent of the population in Katlicherra, 60 per cent in Hailakandi and 47 per cent in Algapur. The Hindu population in the constituencies was 45 per cent, 40 per cent and 53 per cent respectively.
A report from Aizawl said that the main Opposition Mizo National Front (MNF) had threatened to call statewide total bandh unless the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) was called in to probe the alleged multi-crore rupee lottery scam and a controversial Mizo Carbon Product scam. MNF president Zoramthanga while addressing a political session at Mizo Hnam Run said that the Opposition party would resort to “aggressive means” unless Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla invited the CBI to probe the scandals. “We are waiting for the Chief Minister to take action,” he said while adding, “We would resort to either total bandh or picketing if the Chief Minister does not react to the appeal made by the Opposition to call in CBI for probe,” Zoramthanga said. Zoramthanga further added that MNF had submitted a letter to Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla urging him for a CBI enquiry.