KAMPUR, Aug 20 � A large number of students of different schools and colleges under Kampur area resorted to a peaceful procession recently under the aegis of the Kampur Anchalik Chatra Santha in association with the local unit of the Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuva Chatra Parishad, Kampur Subdivision Demand Committee etc., to press for their demand for a civil subdivision at Kampur.
The processionists after pasing through the main streets arrived at the Kampur Circle Office and handed over a memorandum to the officer concerned for onward transmission.
It may be noted that Kampur Subdivision Demand Committee has been drawing the attention of the Government for declaring Kampur as a civil subdivision in different ways, but the Government has turned a deaf ear to the demand for a subdivision despite Kampur fulfilling all the criteria for a civil subdivision.
It may also be noted that the members of the Kampur Subdivision Demand Committee and other organisations met Chief Minister Tarun Googoi recently to request him for a civil subdivision, but to no avail.
Meanwhile, the Kampur Chatra Santha has threatened to launch an indefinite agitational programme if the demand for a civil subdivision at Kampur is not fulfilled.
Kampur bandh: Earlier, in response to a bandh call given by the Kampur unit of the Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuva Chatra Parishad in association with a number of like-minded social organisations, business establishments, educational institutions, Government offices (except circle office) etc., remained closed from 5 am to 11 am to exert pressure on the Government to declare Kampur as a civil subdivision, which is a long-standing demand of Kampur.
It may be pertinent to mention here that the people of Kampur took active part in the freedom movement and suffered brutal torture at the hands of the British army, which has been vividly described in the Jnanpith Award winning novel Mrityunjoy by late Birendra Nath Bhattacharyya. The declaration of a civil subdivision at Kampur might address some of the perennial social woes of the place, the socially conscious section here feel.
The bandh was peaceful and no untoward events took place.