Dhekiajuli

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Dhekiajuli
ঢেকীয়াজুলি
Town
Dhekiajuli is located in Assam
Dhekiajuli
Dhekiajuli
Location in Assam, India
Coordinates: 26°42′N 92°30′E / 26.7°N 92.5°E / 26.7; 92.5Coordinates: 26°42′N 92°30′E / 26.7°N 92.5°E / 26.7; 92.5
Country  India
State Assam
District Sonitpur
Government
 • Body Dhekiajuli Municipal Board
Elevation 100 m (300 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 19,743
Languages
 • Official Assamese
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Dhekiajuli (IPA:ˈdeɪkɪəˌdʒʊəlɪ) is a town and a municipal board in Sonitpur district in the state of Assam, India.

Geography[edit]

Dhekiajuli is located at 26°42′N 92°30′E / 26.7°N 92.5°E / 26.7; 92.5.[1] It has an average elevation of 100 metres (328 feet). There are several tea estates in its vicinity. Some of the major ones include Sapoi, Julia, Dibrudarrang, Tinkhuria and Deckiajuli TE, Panbari TE (Kanoi Groups of Co.)etc. It is also very close to the Orang National Park. It is a beautiful town surrounded by many major tea estates and Brahmaputra river nearby.Multi Cultural & Religious people live together and celebrates all the major festivals together. Dhekiajuli City is souvenir of Peace .

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Dhekiajuli had a population of 19,743. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Dhekiajuli has an average literacy rate of 74%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 79% and, female literacy is 69%. In Dhekiajuli, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age. The town is a fairly active commercial place, because it has several tea estates in its vicinity

Politics[edit]

Dhekiajuli is part of Tezpur (Lok Sabha constituency) MP: Joseph Toppo (AGP) MLA : Habul Chakraborty (INC) Both of whom hail from this town.[3]

December 2014 Assam violence[edit]

In December 2014, a series of attacks by militants resulted in deaths of more than 75 in India.[1] The attacks took place in Chirang, Sonitpur and Kokrajhar districts, on 23 December 2014. They have been attributed to the Songbijit faction of National Democratic Front of Bodoland — NDFB(S).

The tribal people are mostly tea plantation workers; some of them are the descendants of labourers brought to Assam by the British colonial rulers, while others are relatively recent migrants from other parts of India. The NDFB claims to represent the Bodo people, who are native to Assam; it has fought a secessionist war with the government for the establishment of a sovereign Bodoland. Although a number of NDFB militants had agreed to ceasefire and peace talks in 2000s, the NDFB(S) faction led by IK Songbijit has refused to give up militancy.

In May, the government had attributed a similar attack on Muslim migrants to NDFB(S). The December attacks, described as one of the worst massacres in the history of North-East India,[3] led to widespread protests by tribal people. The protests turned violent leading to three more deaths in the hands of the police. The tribal people also killed fourteen Bodos in retaliation.[2] On 26 December, the Government of India declared the launch of Operation All Out to eliminate the Bodo militants and deployed as many as 9,000 soldiers of the Indian Army and the Central Reserve Police Force. Source :-Wiki Sujit

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Dhekiajuli
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  3. ^ "List of Parliamentary & Assembly Constituencies" (PDF). Assam. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2008-10-06.