While monsoon brings relief from the scorching heat across the north-central states of India, it also brings fear among the people living in southern and northern states like Kerala, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and also especially in eastern states like Assam, Nagaland, Meghalaya and more.
Over the years, there have been many instances of floods during the monsoon across these states and this year is no exception.
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This year, Assam is seeing one of the worst flood conditions in years, which has affected over 1.5 million people. The worst part is, as per a report by NDTV, the water level of river Brahmaputra is currently above the danger level in Guwahati, Nimatighat in Jorhat, Tezpur in Sonitpur, Goalpara town in Goalpara and Dhubri town in Dhubri districts. And this could only add to the woes of the people of Assam over the days.
Meanwhile, the worst thing that can be noted amidst all this is the lack of interest of people in the prevailing situation in Assam. People and media pay so less heed to the state that it result in many not even being aware of any such thing happening in Assam.
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Like in my friend circle, people were so humble about the floods in Kerala in 2018 but are tightlipped about Assam. Maybe they do know? Or maybe they don’t care? Which is just bad.
Assam is one of India’s finest states in India know for not only its beauty by tea, silk one-horned rhinos and more. And shouldn’t be ignored just like that. Despite the serious condition, I haven’t heard of any relief fund set up to help Assam even if there is one.
To be honest, this is the time when the rest of India can level scores with the eastern states for not treating them well over the years. Even during the pandemic, there were instances of them being called Chinese and being spitted on.
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This only creates a feeling of alienness in them, which is against the ethos of India and equality it speaks so fondly about. Thus it becomes our duty to not only respect them but also be vocal about their local problem just like the current one.