TRIPURA: A total of six Chakma organisations in collaboration have posed an enquiry regarding settlement access being granted to about 10,000 Tripuris from Bangladesh and as to why Rohingya refugees get arrested for the same.
Actions taken by Chakma organisations
Taking the matter further, Chakma organisations such as the Chakma Buddhist Welfare Society on Monday proposed a memorandum addressed to Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb which said; the violent chain of attacks on Chittagong Hill settlers by Bengali Muslims have led to over 10,000 Tripuris currently taking refuge in the adjoining Dhalai and South Tripura districts.
Memorandum laid by Chakma organisations
It may be mentioned that Tripuris are among the state’s 19 recognised tribes and there are about 3,00,000 Tripuris presently residing in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) of Bangladesh. “Several locations in Tripura since 2000 have held refuge to estimated 8,600 immigrants originally reigning from 28 Tripuri villages located under Bangladesh’s Khagrachari district”, the memorandum read.
Arunjoy Chakma, a representative inferred that the settlements of Bangladeshi Tripuris are being invaded by Muslim settlers ushering them to flee and take refuge in several locations of Tripura. The organisations moreover pointed out numerous documents reflecting non-Muslim convertees (Tripuris) to have been spared of the attacks.
Furthermore, it was cited that estimated 108 Rohingya refugees were arrested between 2018 to March 2021 this year. The organisations asserted the government to conduct a thorough unbiased search on spotting illegal immigrants irrespective of ethnic or religious grounds.
ARUNACHAL PRADESH: Namdapha Butterfly Meet commences
The 4th edition of the Namdapha Butterfly went underway. Eights says have taken part in this event till now in the 3-day NGOSociety for Education and Environmental Development (SEED).
It was done in collaboration with the general administration, the tourism department, the Namdapha Tiger Reserve (NTR) and the NNP, with the aim of sensitizing the local youths to the importance of nature and its conservation.
Assam: Bodoland Territorial Council chief gives warning to KTM bikers
The chief of BTC Pramod Boro said that he will be forced to stop the sale of KTM bikes if some bike riders don’t stop rush driving in intoxicated conditions. He said that the maximum cause of accidents in BTC is the rider of KTM bikes in the area.
He said KTM bikes were found in the maximum motorcycle or bike-related accidents in Bodoland.
MANIPUR: Manipur Gorkha Welfare Union elects new office bearers
New office bearers were elected by Manipur Gorkha Welfare Union (MGWU), an apex body of Gorkhas of Manipur. The election meeting was held at Charhajare community hall with BhaGoP president Laxman Bista in the chair.
The newly elected officers are Hari Nepal, Surya Bantawa Rai, Saran Mainali, Man Kumar Thapa, Sandesh Pathak, Ghanashyam Koirala, Sitararh Kafle, Ganesh Gurung, Dharmin Khatiwoda, SagarBastola, Rudra Pokhrel and Vigyan Koirala.
MEGHALAYA: Dr Nalin Mehta appointed as new director for NEIGRIHMS
Prof. (Dr.) Nalin Mehta has recently been appointed as the new Director for North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health & Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS). Chief Minister Conrad Sangma took to congratulate Mehta on his Twitter handle wishing him godspeed.
NEIGRIHMS until its recent appointment had been under the supervision of interim director Dr P Bhattacharya who was appointed on June 1, 2020, after the former director, Dr DM Thapa’s removal on account of the backlash rooting from a deadlock between the Cardiology department and the administration where the matter had to be pushed to extreme lengths requiring state government’s intervention.
According to sources, Dr Thapa particularly sought a probe on clandestine business in the cardiology department.
MIZORAM: Sister of Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga succumbed to COVID-19
Miss Lalvuani, the elder sister of Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga, died of COVID-19 at around 11:30 a.m. on Monday, September 27. The lady, who was 88 years old at the time, was diagnosed with the sickness on the same day. The Mizoram Chief Minister announced the news on his official Twitter account.
He also stated that a beautiful life such as Lalvuani’s deserves to be honoured in a lovely manner. “It is with deep sorrow that I announce the demise of my beloved elder sister Lalvuani (88-years) this morning at 11:30 am. A life so beautifully lived deserves to be beautifully remembered. She was diagnosed with Covid-19 on September 27th, 2021” Zoramthanga tweeted.
NAGALAND: Police seizes 264 tons areca nuts worth Rs 1.58 crore; arrests seven people
Three trucks carrying illegal areca nuts were seized by Security forces in a joint operation with Nagaland Police. A total of seven people were arrested along with three truckloads of illegal areca nuts from the area.
As per reports, the seized areca nuts that weighed 264 tons, would cost around Rs 1.58 crore in the market. The apprehended individuals were handed over to the customs department along with the seized areca nuts.
SIKKIM: Affected Citizens of Teesta condemns IHA ‘Blue Planet Prize’ for NHPC Teesta-IV project
The Affected Citizens of Teesta (ACT) has issued a strong statement condemning NHPC Ltd’s Teesta-V 510 Mw power station in Dikchu, East Sikkim, for receiving the IHA’s Blue Planet Prize. During the World Hydropower Congress 2021, the International Hydropower Association (IHA) awarded the NHPC Teesta-V power station the ‘Blue Planet Prize.’
According to a press release from the NHPC, the IHA’s “Blue Planet Prize” is given to hydropower projects that demonstrate excellence in sustainable development. However, ACT, which has been resisting massive hydel power projects in Sikkim, claims that the impacted villagers at Dikchu and neighbouring areas continue to confront a long list of issues.
The ACT is afraid that the IHA prize may encourage additional hydel power projects and dams on Sikkim rivers, according to Gyatso. Gyatso requested the State government to seek out truly renewable solutions that safeguard rather than damage the rivers, people’s livelihoods, and the ecology at risk.