A controversy has erupted over naming of a water supply project in Assam after ‘Pakistan’.
The water supply project, which has been named ‘Pakistan’ is located at Dhemaji district of Assam.
Notably, naming of the water supply project as ‘Pakistan’ is a mere spelling mistake.
The actual name of the project should have been “Pak Sthan’.
“Ancestors of the present residents gave the name Pak Sthan Suk. It was an isolated land once due to the distant location, mostly inhabited by Ahom and Chutia community people. There are no Muslim villagers there,” Sub-divisional officer, Dhemaji (Sadar), Nandita Roy Gohain was quoted as saying by TOI.
On the other hand, workers of the Bir Lachit Sena reportedly erased the name ‘Pakistan’ from name plates of the water supply project.
According to the report, for years, the name “Pakistan Suk’ has been in circulation, even in official documents.
So, the PHE department named the water project ‘Pakistan Suba’ (meaning colony) Water Supply Scheme.