GUWAHATI, July 26 � Several city-based organisations and individuals have made a joint appeal to the people to maintain restraint and work for restoration of normalcy in the troubled Bodoland Territorial Council Administrative District (BTAD) areas.
The signatories to the joint appeal include president of the All Assam Senior Citizens� Association Kamaleswar Bora, ex-Vice Chancellor of Gauhati University Dr Nirmal Choudhury, playwright Arun Sarma, president of the Rupkala Keshari Dr Amarjyoti Choudhury, president of Save Guwahati Build Guwahati Dhiren Barua, Colonel Monoranjan Goswami, writer Kumudeswar Hazarika, social workers Krishna K Barua and Satyen Doloi, among others.
The signatories fear involvement of some evil elements in inciting trouble in the BTAD areas and pleaded for strong administrative measures to apprehend such elements.
The Gauhati University Minority Students� Welfare Forum (GUMSWF) has condemned the statement of BTC chief Hagrama Mohilary that people from across the Indo-Bangla border are inciting clashes in the BTAD areas as a baseless and motivated one.
In a statement here today, the GUMSWF has alleged that the BTC chief has made the above statement in order to conceal his failure as the administrative head of the BTAD areas. The roles of both the Assam and Central Governments in respect to the BTAD disturbance are also shameful, it alleged.
The Governments could have brought an end to the clash at the very initial stage had it deployed the Army in the troubled areas. But for their political interests, they have not gone for such a step, it said and demanded equal treatment to all the people affected by the BTAD disturbance.
Voluntary organisation Brothers has also made an appeal to all sections of the people to work for peace and return of normalcy in the troubled BTAD areas.