As deadlock persists in Rosekandy Tea Estate in south Assam’s Cachar district for the fifth day on Friday, the district administration has imposed Section 144 CrPC with effect from evening.

The tea garden workers and villagers living inside this tea estate refused to call off the ongoing strike, as no decision could be taken at the crucial meeting on Thursday evening, which was attended by DIG Southern Assam Binod Kumar, Cachar SP Mugdhajyoti Dev Mahanta and Additional SP Jagadish Das.

Thousand of these protesting workers gathered outside the main bungalow of the tea garden wherein the discussion took place on Thursday evening between these officials and around 10 leaders of tea garden workers.

The workers of the tea garden have been demanding ouster of garden manager Ishwar Bhai Ubhadia who had been running this tea garden for the past 35 years.

Manager IB Ubhadia, however, has refused to budge under pressure from the workers.

“I have made my point very clear and won’t speak to anyone who is not an employee of my garden. The ball is now in the court of the government and the district administration to resolve the crisis as soon as possible,” Ubhadia told Northeast Now.

The district administration of Cachar following this imbroglio, issued section 144 on Friday, and barred the agitators from holding any rallies.

The administration also barred any agitators to hold any arms under Indian Arms Act, section 4 of 1818.

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