Eventually after her marriage with someone from the Muslim community, Rumi Nath emerged as one of the most controversial figure in Assam politics. After, absconding from her constituency for months after her marriage, yesterday(29/06/2012), she finally reached Karimganj to take a call on the flood victims and relief measures undertaken. The Karimganj Superintendent of Police Mr. Diganta Baruah, warned her not to come to Barak Valley as the situation in the area was still tensed because of her second marriage and many organisation like BJP and other Hindu organisations had been protesting against her alleged second marriage with Jacky Zakie. Still, she went to her constituency despite of the warning. Moreover, she fanned the fire when she was got involved in a verbal fight with a lady while addressing a meeting in her constituency, yesterday.
It was around 8pm when a mob of around 40 people gathered and gheraoed hotel Nakshatra where she was residing with her second husband Jacky Zakie and asked her to come out, but when the crowd grew huge they forcefully entered the hotel and eventually their room by breaking the door and started physically assaulting them. Even though the security personnel of Rumi Nath, tried to stop the mob but they too failed as the crowd was huge. Television images clearly showed how Jacky Zakie's nose and mouth was bleeding(in the picture). It was clearly seen the people STEPPING AND KICKING the abdominal and stomach area of Rumi Nath, who is a PREGNANT lady. Such acts by the public clearly show that only the life style of people have developed, not their mentally. Who gave people the right to take law into their hands??? Who are they decide the right and wrong?? Who are they to impose punishment on somebody??? Another shameful phase of this incident is that, not a single lady was present in the mob and footage clearly showed how the men were physically assaulting Dr. Rumi Nath!!! Such acts by the people of Barak Valley have yet again proved why, we the people of Assam are addressed as 'jungli' by the outsiders.
Well certain facts really worries me a lot. The S.P. of Karimganj Mr. Diganta Baruah, warned Rumi Nath that some unavoidable incident might take place, so why Mr. Baruah didn't provide her with adequate security. Another fact which cannot be overlooked is that the attack on Rumi Nath, had come just two days after another minister from Barak Valley Mr. Gautam Roy, made a very unconstitutional and irresponsible remark publicly that,"A Muslim person who marries a Hindu, his/her hands and legs should be broken and the same should be done with the Hindu person if he/she marries someone from the Hindu community." Such remarks by Gautam Roy and just two days after that a mob attacking Rumi Nath and Jacky Zakie, indicates something mysterious.
I am neither supporting Dr. Rumi Nath nor am I trying to allege anybody for the incident. Being someone from the media fraternity, I have just tried to put forward my views. But, I also strongly condemn such unlawful acts by the public harsh words.
Lastly, I would like to put a question for all the readers. Dr. Rumi Nath, was an MLA from the rulling congress party, but despite of this the govt. and the administration failed to provide her with sufficient security. Her life is in threat. So, can we the common people think ourselves to be safe???
Think about it.