The naming of a water supply project in Assam after ‘Pakistan’ has sparked a debate.
The water delivery project, dubbed ‘Pakistan,’ is located in Assam’s Dhemaji district.
Notably, the name ‘Pakistan’ for the project is a typo.
The project’s proper name should have been “Pak Sthan.”
Original intended title of the water supply project was “Pak Sthan”
“Ancestors of the present residents gave the name Pak Sthan Suk. It was an isolated land once due to the distant location, mostly inhabited by Ahom and Chutia community people. There are no Muslim villagers there,” Nandita Roy Gohain, sub-divisional officer, Dhemaji (Sadar), was reported by TOI as saying.
Workers from the Bir Lachit Sena, on the other hand, are said to have removed the word “Pakistan” off the water supply project’s nameplates.
The moniker “Pakistan Suk” has been in circulation for years, according to the research, even in official documents. As a result, the water project was given the name ‘Pakistan Suba’ (colony) Water Supply Scheme by the PHE department.