The first wave of floods from unprecedented rain that started on June 14 left three Assam districts reeling. As thousands congregated seeking shelter, various railway stations across South Assam became islands of refuge.
The deputy commissioners, superintendents of police and other senior police officials, army and central paramilitary forces were present in the meeting which discussed various issues related to the NRC revision.
In the video, a group of 10-20 people, with one of them holding a stick, is seen trying to assault the couple. The incident happened at Kheropara under Rongjuli police station.
Abhijit Nath (30) and Nilotpal Das (29), residents of Guwahati, were lynched in Panjuri Kachari village in Karbi Anglong on June 8 after local residents suspected they were “child abductors”.
Sonowal assured the victims' parents that he had directed the police to consult an expert criminal lawyer to prepare the charge sheet to ensure that no loopholes remain for the accused to escape.
Prateek Hajela, NRC state coordinator told The Indian Express that with the three districts of Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakandi reeling under floods, work at around 70 NRC Seva Kendras (NSKs) have been affected. Floods have led to the loss of five working days.
When a Delhi-based vault cutting unit arrived at Tinsukia to check the ATM, they found heaps of destroyed 500 and 2000 rupee notes. And alongwith it, a carcass of a dead mouse.
According to the report issued today, Karimganj has been the worst-hit with nearly 2.15 lakh people affected followed by Hailakandi where over 1.93 lakh people have been suffering in the deluge.
All he wanted to do was hurt his neighbour’s business a bit, says a remorseful 22-yr-old. But in the troubled waters of Barpeta, waiting ominously for NRC and surrounded by Muslim villages, the ripples have gone out far
Over 1 lakh people are staying in 213 relief camps in six districts, according to the day’s report. Situation improves in three states the death toll in the northeastern region has reached 17, officials said.
Guwahati-based lawyer Aman Wadud, who represents several alleged ‘foreigners’ before the high court and Foreigners’ Tribunals, says the high court order of last year “was only a suggestion to the border police and state”.
A senior police officer at Dibrugarh police station said the two had an altercation over the case, after which Purna stabbed his wife in the verandah area of the court with a sharp knife-like object around 10.30 am.
KAAC Chief Executive Member (CEM) Tuliram Ronghang has also raised a proposal to install their statues at the place where they were lynched.
Among the 35 are five who have been arrested in Karbi Anglong district and police say that they have either recorded a video of the lynching or shared it on social media.
Karbi Anglong lynching: As on Monday evening, 23 people have been arrested in connection with the lynching. This apart, one Diphu resident was arrested on Sunday for spreading fake news regarding ‘child abductors’ on Facebook.
A day after two men from Guwahati were lynched after locals suspected they were child abductors, the village is desolate and most young men have left fearing police action.
Following a peaceful demonstration that turned violent, Assam police said that anyone planning to hold a protest in Guwahati from Monday will have to take prior permission.
"We appeal to people not to believe rumours and social media posts. We also appeal to the people to inform the police immediately if they find anyone spreading rumours and hate messages," an officer said.
Sukracharjya Rabha was an eminent theatre personality in Assam, famous for shaping the identity of tribal theatre in the region. He was also the founder of the unique theatre-in-a-forest-festival, Under the Sal Tree in Rampur.
Das, a musician and event manager, was based in Goa while Nath was an engineering graduate who ran a business in Guwahati and had an interest in fish and animals, according to sources close to the families of the victims.