Call For Action Against Witch-Hunting

Staff Reporter GUWAHATI, April 24 – Expressing anguish and concern over the spate of killing of women under the pretext of witch-hunting in Kokrajhar district, twenty-nine organizations and distinguished citizens have urged the State Government to recognize witch-hunting as an issue of grave public concern and prosecute and punish those involved in the gruesome practice.…

Campaign For Good Governance Launched

GUWAHATI, April 2 – The nascent People’s Campaign for Good Governance, Assam (PCGGA) launched its formal campaign to make the people aware of their roles in the State’s democratic setup, particularly in the elections, with a public meeting this morning at the Machkhowa ITA Centre for Performing Arts here. The most significant aspect of the…

The Young Must Get Their Due From The State

 Adolescence, the transitional period between youth and maturity, can be a thrilling time for girls and boys. It is a time of physical and mental growth when the young learn, create, and dream about creating a better world. All around the world we find vibrant youth, brimming with energy as learn the skills that will…

Between ULFA And Peace

Samudra Gupta Kashyap In 1979, a group of young men met at Rang-ghar, the 17th century amphitheatre that stands in the heart of Sivasagar town in upper Assam, and spoke of a “sovereign” Assam. Buddheswar Gogoi, a school teacher, was named chairman of the organisation that came to be known as the United Liberation Front…

Assault On Mizo Girl Condemned

GUWAHATI, Dec 30 – North East Network (NEN) and WIN-G has strongly condemned the cruel and ‘organized’ mob assault on a young Mizo woman on the night of December 27, 2010. In a statement, the NEN said that this incident reflects the worsening environment of intolerance amongst human beings in a so called civilized society.…

Call For Strong Action Against Dowry In State

GUWAHATI, Oct 26 – Sensitive dowry prohibition officers must be activated by the government and all related laws effectively implemented to counter increasing dowry deaths in Assam. There must be adequate resources in support services and budgetary allocations to assist victims and their families to fight cases of this nature. This demand has been made…

Women For Reform In Naga Customary Practices

Our Correspondent | EMN KOHIMA, OCT 13: The two-day Consultation on ‘Securing Women’s rights: Challenges and Strategies’ concludedtoday putting forward recommendations to the State Government for Human Rights & Gender sensitisation of institutions, actors, judicial system, parallel courts, community leaders and the church.It has also called for creation of free legal aid cells for women…

NGOs Seek Strong Stance Against Witch Hunting

Staff Reporter GUWAHATI, Oct 6 – Several NGOs have made a public appeal to condemn witch hunting and take a stance against the social evil after another incident of witch hunting was reported from Balagaon Baspara village of Titaguri block in Kokrajhar district. According to reports, nine members of a family, including five women have…