SILCHAR, May 15 � In a bid to restore peace and communal harmony between the Hindus and Muslims in Cachar district, the intellectual fraternity has agreed to strive for maintaining peace. This is in consequence of the burgeoning tension following the tussle between miscreants in which Hafiz Anwar Hussain Mazumder from Katigorah was left with severe injuries after Bajrang Dal and VHP along with leaders of BJP submitted a memorandum demanding justice for the day-labourer Babul Goala who was murdered five days ago.
In the peace meeting convened by the Deputy Commissioner GM Hazarika, renowned people from various disciplines and leaders of different political parties, police and the civil society came to a consensus that �peace will not be allowed to be disturbed in Cachar district.�
Superintendent of Police, Cachar Diganta Borah narrated how Anwar was attacked by the miscreants and how Police had to act to pacify the agitated mob at Chamragodam and Fatak Bazaar area on Thursday night.
He also said that the man behind the incident has been arrested. Admitting severe crunch in police force, Borah said that the total population of Cachar is 18 lakh but there are only 1000 policemen which is largely insufficient to control any untoward incident. He appealed that the leaders of different political parties and organisations must take proactive steps to control the situation.
While Katigorah MLA Ataur Rahman Majharbhuiya condemned the attacks on the people, BJP district president Kaushik Rai and state spokesperson Audesh Kumar Singh complained about the fiery statements passed by elected public representatives of Barak Valley. However, with the urge to rise above the narrow communal feelings, the assembly called for efforts from all quarters to maintain peace and also demanded that the trouble makers must be arrested and punished.