UDALGURI, Oct 20 - The Udalguri police administration in association with the District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) here organised a thought provoking legal awareness programme on the witch-hunting practice still prevailing in some villages, mostly tribal and Adivasi-inhabited localities, at Kaporpora Baptist Church under Udalguri Police Station today.
The objectives were explained by Narayan Patangia, officer incharge of Udalguri Police Station, where Longnit Terang, Udalguri Superintendent of Police, Moidul Islam, DSP, Tarun Boro, senior advocate of Udalguri court, and Kingkini Borah, secretary of Udalguri DLSA were present.
The speakers dwelt on the stupidity of such obscure practices in the modern society and appealed to the villagers to refrain from such odd practices from now onwards.
The awareness programme was also addressed by student representatives of AASU, ABSU, ABYSF, AAGSU and AASAA, who stressed on education in the society for betterment of the future generations.
While reacting to the initiative, a villager expressed his happiness and said that such programmes should be held occasionally in all the remote villages of the district which are dens of witch-hunting.