Protest against merger of four districts with existing districts
GUWAHATI: The state cabinet has decided to merge the four newly created districts with the main districts.
The protesters chanted slogans like “Go Back” and blocked important roads in Bajali, Hojai, Tamulpur and Bishwanath districts of Assam.
The Assam government on Saturday announced its decision to reunite the four newly created districts with the original districts.
The four newly created districts – Bishwanath, Hojai, Bajali and Tamulpur – have been merged with the original districts from which they were split.
Bishwanath was separated from Sonitpur district while Hojai was formerly part of Nagaon district of Assam.
Bajali and Tamulpur were carved from Barpeta and Baksa districts of Assam respectively.
The resurgence of districts in Assam comes after the Election Commission of India announced the launch of the ‘demarcation’ process in the state.
The ECI recently announced that it has started the process of demarcating the boundaries of the Assembly and Parliamentary constituencies of Assam.
The decision was taken for administrative sovereignty and in the interest of Assam.
However, the police districts will remain in all four regions and the judicial installation will continue.
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