Mass rally at Darrangamela
View of a mass rally taken out at Darrangamela along Indo-Bhutan border against drugs, illicit liquor, teer gambling and child marriage on Monday. Image credit – Northeast Now

A mass rally was taken out at Darrangamela along the Indo-Bhutan border against drugs, illicit liquor, teer gambling and child marriage.

The rally was organized on Monday by the Kumarikata Anchalik Committee of All BTAD Minority Students’ Union (ABMSU) in association with Darrangamela and Garaje Line Primary Committees under Tamulpur Sub-division in Baksa district.

A large number of students from various schools in Baksa’s Darrangamela, ABMSU activists of Kumarikata and Darrangamela besides locals participated in the mass rally.

The rally was started at 10 am.

The protestors carried posters and shouted slogans like ‘Stops using of drugs’, ‘Stop illicit liquor’, ‘Stop child marriage’, ‘Stop teer gambling’, ‘Stop anti-social activities’ and so on.

The rallyists were accompanied by a band party, which drew attention of the public.

Band party
A band party which joined a mass rally taken out at Darrangamela on Monday. Image credit – Northeast Now

Talking to Northeast Now, Nazrul Islam, secretary, ABMSU central committee said, “A section of people have been carrying out some anti-social activities here, but the district administration has been ignoring it.”

He also said the students’ union earlier requested the Baksa district administration to stop drug menace, child marriages, child labour illicit liquor, tee and other anti-social activities in the area but no measures have been taken so far.

“So, we had no option but to take out this protest rally demanding measures to stop the anti-social activities,” added Islam.

“If the Baksa district administration as well as the local administration does not take any step, ABMSU will again organise protest against the administration,” said the ABMSU leader.

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