Assam Timeline - 2018
The PSO who was abducted on December
31 was rescued by a joint team of Dima Hasao Police and AR. Dima
Hasao SP stated that ZUF militants released the victim about 1.5
Kilometres from the abduction sight after rescue operations were
launched. SFs recovered .9mm carbine and a magazine with 30 rounds
of ammunition whole sweeping the area.
First draft of NRC for Kokrajhar
District, a total of 5,88,106 persons have been included in the
draft list, among them 1,80,730 are of Kokrajhar Revenue Circle.
Additionally, 97,442 are of Dotma Revenue Circle, and 1, 65,850,
73,577 and 70,507 from Gossaigaon, Bagribari and Bhawraguri Revenue
Circles have also been added. The District received a total of
203,906 application forms. Additionally 333,311 people of Chirang
District have been added in NRC draft. The percentage of the first
list is 64.35 per cent while remaining population of the district
SFs in Rangapara forest area in
Kokrajhar District busted a camp of NDFB-S. The Police suspected
that around 10 to 15 NDFB-S cadres were taking shelter in the
temporary camp for some days.
A civilian identified as Sukur
Ali was abducted from Lakhipur in Goalpara District.
Intelligence reports are indicating
increased activity and possible major attack between New Year
Day and Republic Day by ULFA-I and NSCN-K. An intelligence report
speaks of ULFA-I arranging for 25 pairs of warm track suits and
shoes. Additionally, intelligence reports also indicate ULFA-I
leaders have found a location near the Namdapha National Park
in Changlang of Arunachal Pradesh for setting up a transit camp.
About 70 cadres will be able to live here. A report says that
once the camp is ready, parts of Assam close to south-east Arunachal
Pradesh will witness a rise in violence.
Foreigners Tribunal of Assam declared
almost 20,000 people as foreigners till October 2017. As per the
monthly report of disposal of cases in FTs of Assam, 19,612 'D'
(doubtful/disputed) voters were declared foreigners till October
2017," Union Minister of State (Home) Kiren Rijiju informed
Lok Sabha. According to the Kiren Rijiju, issuance of notice to
the 'D' voters is a legal process and there is no question of
harassing people. 'D' voters are not detained. "Only persons
declared by FTs as foreigners are kept in the detention centres”.
CM Sonowal said that his Government
wouldn't give any constitutional rights to the people who fail
to make it to the final NRC and would allow them to live in India
on humanitarian grounds until the Centre takes a decision on their
expulsion. He stated that people who are declared foreigners will
be barred from all constitutional rights, including fundamental
and electoral. They will have only one right; human rights as
guaranteed by the UN that include food, shelter and clothing."
The CM said the "historic" NRC draft would make the
distinction between a bona fide Indian and a foreigner.
The trader abducted on December
31 was released near the North Garo Hills District along the Assam-Meghalaya
border. He was released near near the Garo Hills border, at Kukurkata
in Goalpara District. The family of the victim allegedly paid
a ransom amount of INR 1 million for the release.
A hut belonging to a farmer of
Rangpur village in the Chungajan area in Golaghat District along
Assam-Nagaland boundary was set ablaze by unidentified assailants
SFs arrested on OGW of GNLA from
South Salmara Mankachar District. The SFs also recovered gelatin
sticks, 100 detonators and 15 bundles of detonating cords were
recovered from him.
Several Barak valley based organisations
expressed concern over the large number of names (from the Valley)
that are yet to be published and the huge quantum of errors in
the published list of NRC. The meeting said the names of 30-50
per cent people from the valley's three districts have been included
in the first list and these too are full of errors. In Hailakandi,
217,571 names, out of 719,840, appeared in the first list (30
per cent). In Karimganj, 507,840 names, out of 1,324,096, are
on the list (38.35 per cent). In Cachar, 642,679 names, out of
1,823,302, featured on the list (35.25 per cent). Further, the
Union Territory Demand Committee will take out rallies in Silchar
on January 16.
The Chungajan unit of AASU on
blocked roads at Chungajan and Gelabil near Nagaland demanding
arrest of the assailants who set fire to hut of the farmer on
Three NDFB-S militants and a link
man were arrested from Ambagaon in Udalguri District. The militants
were identified as Gwmsar Daimary alias Gwbrah, Bwhwisat Basumatary
alias Barhungkha and Ashish Daimary alias Akhai and one linkman
Anjalu Kachari Brahma. One .9mm pistol with magazine and 3 rounds
live ammunition, one 7.65 mm pistol with magazine, 5 rounds live
ammunition and two grenades were recovered from the militants.
A militant of LDCM commander’
Rohan Patir, was arrested from Guwahati. The arrested militant
was allegedly involved in the killing of local Indian National
Congress leader Hiranya Doley in May 2017.
A total of 67 per cent names of
people of Udalguri District figured in first draft of NRC. Moreover,
73 per cent people of Lakhimpur District were also included in
the first draft of NRC. Lakhimpur Deputy Commissioner Barun Bhuyan
stated that ‘A total of 825,048 people out of 1,121,459 from 236,760
applicant families have been featured in the part draft. On the
other hand, the inclusion of the rest 27 per cent people is on
hold and the application and due documents supporting their citizenship
are being verified’.
GoI is likely to convene a tripartite
meeting at the political level to review implementation of the
Assam Accord. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh conveyed this
to a delegation of the All Assam Students Union (AASU).The student
body called on the Union Home Minister at his Parliament House
office accompanied by BPF MP Biswajit Daimary. The delegation
led by AASU adviser Samujjal Bhattacharya was told that the Centre
was committed to implement the Assam Accord. The Union Home Minister
stated that meeting on the Assam Accord would be convened within
15-20 days with the AASU, in which Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal
would also be invited.
SFs arrested arms peddler, identified
as Sumlianthang in Manja in Karbi Anglong. SFs also recovered
12 neogel sticks, 34 detonators and 12 fuse wires.
SFs arrested ‘chairman’ of ZUF
identified as ‘major’ Naimeyning was arrested from Mahur in Dima
SFs arrested two linkman of NDFB-S
from Chagoliajhar area in Udalguri District. The linkmen have
been identified as Nijwm Basumtari and Nirob Boro.