8th July, 2018 will be one month of the horrific killing of Nilotpal Das and Abhijit Nath at Dokmoka in Karbi Anglong. To mark the occasion, A Cyclothan is being organized in various parts including Guwahati, Delhi, Bengaluru, Goa, Shillong, Chandubi, Mumbai and in Russia to stage protest against the inhuman act by few barbaric.
Mr. Kaustav Chaudhury, coordinator of the group Justice for Nilotpal and Abhijit Team informed that to commemorate one month of the incident the day will be observed in remembrance and to stay together to put pressure for justice. Mr. Chaudhury informed that day will start with Cycle rally in 8 cities followed by Peace Jam organized by Hope for Humanities at Shilpagram.
Ms Jubee Baruwawho organiser of the popular Guwahati Cyclothon, informed that at the same time 8 cities will participate in the Cyclothon in the memory of Nilotpal & Abhijit. She informed that Guwahati Edition Cyclothon will start at 7.30 in the morning on 8th July, 2018 at Digholi pukhuri and around 200 cyclists will participate in the rally up to Shilpagram.
Vir, of Hope For Humanity group informed that Peace Jam will aim at creating awareness against superstition and to promote peace. The day long programe at Shilpagram will have art, doodle art, drama, motivational speech apart from musical act expressing message of love. Well known band Imphal Talkies of Manipur, Moa & Abiogenesis of Nagaland, band from Karbi Anglong and many other will give tribute to the departed soul and send a message of hope and peace.
Mr. Shyamkanu Mahanta, well known Social Entrepreneur and Advisor of the Justice for Nilotpal Abhijit group informed this is a Nido Tania movement. In 2013, an Arunachali boy Nido Tania was killed in Delhi. After the event, a mass scale movement by NE people has put a big impact in Delhi and new law got framed, substantial awareness against such incident was created. Mr. Mahanta informed that group is working with prominent lawyers, Govts to ensure that justice is delivered unlike in the case of Jhankar Saikia.
Mr. Mahanta also informed that the progress has been good so far with support from State Govt and the team met Hon’ble CM and Hon’ble Law Minister of Assam for fast track court, trial in a neutral place and a Special Public Prosecutor to fight the case and a strong SIT to monitor the case. Mr. Mahanta informed that Govt have been supportive and within 90 days Charge Sheet is going to be filed. He also appreciated Hon’ble High Court for taking a suo motto case to monitor progress of the case on a very regular basis. Mr. Mahanta also informed that a Shradhajanli programme is organized at 7.30 PM at Shilpagram that day in presence of parents of the departed and urged people to come and participate.
Well known lawyer Anita Verma briefed about the progress of the case and informed that the case is progressing satisfactorily so far and justice should come in a reasonable time. The organisers invited all for the programe and specially for the Cyclothon starting at 7.30 mornings at Dighali pukhuri.