BARPETA, Aug 24 - The Deputy Commissioner of Barpeta, Varnali Deka has expressed concern over the hidden insurgency in the district and urged the gaonburhas of the district to trace the whereabouts of the youths, who go missing after leaving home in the name of studies outside.
Addressing a meeting of the gaonburhas held in the auditorium of the district library here on August 20 afternoon, the Deputy Commissioner informed that a large number of youths of the district have migrated to different parts of the country in the name of education or business. But it is a matter of grave concern that most of them have neither returned home nor contacted their families.
She expressed the apprehension that those youths might be involved in subversive activities. The Deputy Commissioner stated that gaonburhas can help the administration to a considerable extent in checking such �terrorism in disguise�.
She also informed that the second phase of the chief ministers land record updation will commence from the September 1 next and requested the gaonburhas to extend all possible help to make it a success.
Stating that the ongoing process of updation of National Register of Citizens is satisfactory and the district stands second in this aspect, she requested them to co operate in the remaining job so that it can be completed in a flawless manner.
Presided over by the Deputy Commissioner, the meeting was also attended by ADC Ramendra Nath Sarma, EAC Manas Saikia, DSP Babul Chandra Nath, SDPO Bajali David Nite and about 300 gaonburhas.
The concern of the Deputy Commissioner and other officials in charge of the law and order bears significance in view of the reported Jamatul Mujahidin Bangladesh elements in the district and arrest of a few of them including dreaded Sahnur Alom in the recent past from different parts of the district.