DHUBRI, Oct 25 - The rise in crime and other issues along the borders of Dhubri district is due to the absence of �natural guarding forces�, claims Simanta Chetna Manch (SCM), North East.
SCM, that operates in all the bordering district of the country, and has been working in Dhubri district since long, stated that rise in various illegal activities in the bordering areas of Dhubri district is due to underdevelopment. �And this underdevelopment has forced the people living in the border areas of Dhubri to leave their residences in search of work outside. Due to this migration from the bordering areas, the border is losing its natural guarding forces,� said Dr Pratima Neogi, State vice-president of SCM.
Addressing the press, Neogi stated that the loss of natural guarding forces is the reason for the rise in crimes in the these areas. �Many illegal activities like smuggling, trade of FICN etc., are happening because of lack of a �natural guarding system� that has been created due to underdevelopment,� added Neogi.
The members of the organisation also believed that although the bordering district gets a special fund called Border Area Development Fund to initiate various developmental works, this fund is being misused. �If the fund was utilised properly, we would have definitely got some good works done in the border areas. But in reality, we don�t see any such developmental works here in Dhubri,� said Prakash Kali, State organising secretary.
Meanwhile, the organisation has taken up an awareness programme in the bordering areas of Dhubri district, starting from October 26 to make the people aware of different issues and instil in them a sense of nationalism so that they can help the authorities concerned to curb crimes.