Cooch Behar: A 13-years-old tribal girl Mithila Burman who is missing from the temporary shelter camp of the India–Bangladesh enclaves, also known as the Chitmahal.Demanding her return on Tuesday the indigenous people of the former Chitmahal, Dinhata of Cooch Behar have gone for hunger strike. They sat in front of the district magistrate office of Cooch Bihar. However,later they call off the strike.
Reportedly, on June 14,the 13-year-old Mithila Burman,while she was on her way to tuition, went missing from the temporary shelter camp of the Indo-Bangla enclave in Dinhata. A Bangladeshi young man Sultan Khan, an illegal infiltrator who came to the refuge camp. The allegation came against a Bangladeshi young man Sultan Khan, who infiltered into the camp and abducted Mithila.
On 15th July a complaint was registered at Dinhata police station. But it’s been forty days now the incident took place and no action has been taken by the police as off now, so demanding quick response in this matter the tribal indigenous of the temporary shelter camp and Mithila’s family decided to go for hunger strike in front of the district magistrate office of Cooch Bihar on Tuesday.
Along with finding Mithila, the indigenous people of the temporary shelter camp has demanded security measures for them also. Mathila’s mother, Rekha Barman, said, “It’s been 40 days now and the police administration is unable to trace her daughter. We even don’t know whether she is alive or dead.”
On this day Mohammad Osman Ghoni led the movement who is also a memeber of the temporary camp of the indigenous people of the enclaves of Chitmahal.
She said, “Quite often people from Bangladesh infilters into these temporary camps.The police have been informed about this incident several times but no action has been taken by them. Mithila would also be safe if police has taken proper actions before.”
The strike was call of by them after the police assured them that they will find out Mithila as soon as possible. Later, Mohammad Osman Gani said, ‘Police have said that within two-three days they will find Mithila. As well as they assured that they will arrange security in the shelter camps, so we have withdrew the hunger strike. But if the police does not fulfill their promises, we will sit again on hunger strike.”