The Karbi National Liberation Army (KNLA) received a major jolt on Tuesday night when its self-styled chairman Chingthong Singnar was apprehended from Moikro village near Chowkihola by a joint team of Dither Camp based Army team of Red Horns Division and Assam Police. This was informed to the media in an official statement on Wednesday.
Regarded as one of the best battles of all time fought against Mughals and the bets battle ever fought on river in India during that era, the Battle of Saraighat (1671) is significant for more than one reasons. Not just it showed the Mughals that quality of soldiers is important and not quantity, it also proved one thing that with immense determination and grit, an ordinary man not only can inspire self but also pull hundred others along.
With man-elephant conflicts on the rise in Assam and when no help from the forest department is made available, a village in Kamrup district upholds an exemplary example as how one should face one's adversity. Man-elephant conflicts in the region are quite rampant and every now and then someone or the other is being trampled by these 'gentle giants'. But even then an uncalled truce seems to exist among between the humans and the jumbos.