GUWAHATI, Nov 16 � The monthly meeting of the Centre for Equity-Justice-and-Rule of Law (CEJAR) was held at the auditorium of Sirat Library, Lakhtokia on Sunday.
Eminent historian of the region and author of �A History of the Muslims and the Barak Valley�, Ali Haidar Laskar, shared about his experience at the North East India Historical Conference which was held at Gargaon during the second week of November.
�He informed the members that the role of mainland India in the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857 is elaborately enumerated in history books and other research documents. But the contribution of sepoys from the Barak Valley region of the North-east who fought against the British soldiers during the mutiny has remained untouched by historians,� said a statement.
Laskar informed that he presented his research paper on the subject at the conference and this has also been included for publication in the forthcoming issue of the Historical Journal to be brought out by the Historical Society.
Akdas Ali Mir, chairman CEJAR, appealed to the members to work diligently for upholding the rule of law in the country for which CEJAR was conceptualized. �Our organization endeavours for realising a violence free-hate free-discrimination free-just Indian society on the ideals of the preamble of the Constitution of India and our work should go on keeping this in mind,� he said.
MSH Mazumdar, director, coordination CEJAR, said that a significant number of intellectuals and thinkers are working relentlessly to ensure that hate and mistrust do not replace love and brotherhood which are the benchmarks of the society. He suggested that CEJAR should work hand in hand with such intellectuals to maintain peace in society.
The members felicitated Akdas Ali Mir on his being awarded literary pension by the Government of Assam.