Vernacular Daily Newspapers Torched in Karbi Anglong

Diphu November 20: In an unexpected turn of events, a group of youth congress activists allegedly burned the published copies of Karbi vernacular daily Thekar in the early morning today. The newspapers, which were published from Diphu, were for sale near a public bus stand. The agrieved publishers and editors registered a case with Diphu police demanding the immediate arrest of the culprits.

Later a meeting was held, and the publishers, and senior reporters condemned the incident and demanded legal protection from the authorities against such acts of violence.

Following the fire, the United Students Union of Karbi Anglong (USUKA) later denounced the incident in a press meet at Diphu Press Club. Hinting at the robust exposes of the unprecedented corruption and various graft charges against the incumbent Chief Executive Member of Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council, Tuliram Ronghang and Executive Member Mongol Sing Timung by newspapers, president of USUKA Longkiri Teron said that a particular news item released by his organization yesterday made the youth congress activists edgy, and out of vengeance, they carried out the heinous act.

The USUKA today formally demanded a CBI probe against all departments functioning under the administrative jurisdiction of Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council to prove the case and punish those responsible for devouring public money over the past decade. The students’ organization has descended to submit a memorandum to the Prime Minister of India and barricade the administrative building of the KAAC within a few days as part of their agitation against corruption.

Two weeks ago, it was reported that Organizations Charge Karbi Anglong Chief Executive Member With Swindling.

Both elected representatives were recently accused of graft. It is alleged that they have acquired disproportionately large amounts of assets, including cash, in various parts of the nation, which is vastly more than their known sources of income.

Sushanta Roy is a journalist in Assam, India, who photographs and writes about the people, animals and flora of Assam, and the things that affect them.