2 FIRs against senior journalist DN Chakraborty

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GUWAHATI, Nov 18: Two FIRs have been lodged against senior journalist and former director of Information and Public Relations Dhirendra Nath Chakraborty for his comment which has the potential to flare up ethnic tension between Nagas and Assamese.

Chakraborty in a book release meeting in the presence of Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal at Dispur PWD auditorium on Friday, reportedly said that Naga’s aggression to Assam can be stopped by killing 50 Nagas at the border by Assam Police.

In an FIR lodged with Chandmari police station in Guwahati, RTI activist Kamal Kumar Medhi said,”A sizeable Naga population is living in various parts of the state and similarly Assamese people are living in various parts of Nagaland.”

“Chakraborty advocated killing of Naga people who are settled at the disputed land with Nagaland. While encroachment of our land is required to be stopped, such provocative comment will create enmity between the people of the two neighbouring states,” Medhi said in the FIR.

“The whole purpose behind making such comment is to create communal tension to gain political mileage. I lodge the FIR so as to unearth the forces behind the statement made by the accused person,” he said in the FIR.

“I further request you to register a case under appropriate section of law ( 153(a) of IPC) and to punish the accused person accordingly,” he added in the FIR.

Another FIR was lodged with Jalukbari police station by Monmohan Das and Samarjyoti Bezbaruah stating that the statement of Chakraborty might create disturbances among the people of the two neighbouring states.

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