Life returns to normal in North Cachar Hills

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North Cachar Hills (Assam), Nov.27 (ANI): The surrender of 'black widow' militants has created a positive influence in North Cachar Hills district of Assam, and there has been a gradual improvement in the security scenario.

The markets are now flooded with people, railway services have resumed and rock concerts are drawing a huge number of people.

No untoward incident has been reported in NC Hills since October 2 this year, when Jewel Garlosa faction of Dima Halim Daogah or 'Black Widow' laid down their arms.

Businessman and traders are happy as markets are filled with customers, which earlier remained empty because of frequent militant attacks.

People along with their families do not hesitate anymore to move of their homes for night stroll. Besides, the night trains have resumed service and work on Lumding-Silchar railway gauge project has commenced.

The work on the 201-kilometre Lumding-Silchar project has been resumed by most of the companies who had earlier abandoned it.

"Since 20th October 2009, we have resumed the services at night as the law and order situation is under control. And it has been observed that the number of tourists have increased. And they are coming in large numbers. They are happy that the railway has now once again resumed its schedule," said S Hajong, CPRO, NF Railways.

"Earlier the sale of goods had gone down as the number of consumers was less. But now things have changed. It will be good for us and we are happy about it," said Ruban, a vegetable vendor.

With the situation improving in the region, people are beginning to enjoy life.

A rock concert organized by a local musician Morningkey Phangso in the Valley attracted large audiences.

"Earlier, we were always concerned about the security when we organize this king of program in the district of Assam. Actually due to many other reasons like you cannot travel around move around, but now since things have started settling down and peace is coming so this is in fact a very good initiative and now I believe that we can go everywhere to organize these shows," said Morningkey Phangso, concern organizer, Haflong.

People in North Cachar Hills have realized that violence results in loss of lives and property and displacement of people.

Peace and harmony leads to all-round development of the region. (ANI)

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