GUWAHATI, Sept 3 - An anti-insurgency and anti-liquor campaign covering more than 85 border villages was launched at Santipur village in Kamrup (Rural) district on Wednesday, a press release stated.
On the occasion, a meeting was held in which hundreds of villagers pledged to fight insurgency. �Insurgency robs us of peace and tranquillity. So we are against any insurgent activities that affect development in our area,� the residents of the 85 villages declared at Santipur.
The Sadhvavana Divas was organised by a Boko-based NGO, Rasomgram, with the assistance provided by the Boko camp of the Indian Army. The Commanding Officer of the Dogra Regiment and Vinod Seshan, Deputy Commissioner, Kamrup (Rural), appealed to the villagers to join hands in fighting insurgency.
The Kamrup (R) DC promised to the villagers that the district administration would provide all possible help in this regard. He also assured the villagers of Dolathowa, Maodungop, Biorongdong, Mozaibari and Talimara that the district administration would arrange for their respective voting centres within a distance of five kilometres as they now have to go to the Ukium 2 centre, located around 30-35 km away, by traversing a hilly track.
Chandan Keshab stated the objectives of the meeting, the release added.