Bibi Mariam Fatema Mazhar located at Namdang Colliery Margherita is just five kilometers away from Margherita town in Tinsukia District of Assam. It is considered to be a very holy destination for all people irrespective of caste, creed, race, language and religion.
It which was established in the year 1882 by Syed Dynasty people of Peshawar Present Pakistan; who came to work as labourers at A’R&T Company now (NEC Coal India Limited Margherita).
However, the Government of Assam is allegedly showing step-motherly attitude towards this place. It has been years that the road is in dilapidated condition, as it is the only inter state road of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh border.
The road stretches from Margherita National Highway (NH) 315 to Assam and Arunachal Pradesh border; the check gate is 10 kilometers away, and not a single vehicle is allegedly being able to cross this road smoothly, for it has giant potholes.
Nur Ahmed, who is the former ward member of Bargolai Gaon Panchayat under 124 Number Margherita Constituency said that Bibi Mariam Fatema Mazhar falls under Ward Number 04 of Bargolai Gaon Panchayat. That for several times they had informed Sapna Bhujel, who is the present Ward Member, Margherita Administration (Civil) and Margherita MLA, but nobody has been addressing their cause so far.
Now, school and college students, traders, small business owners, shopkeepers and people in the service sector face otherwise difficulties to cross this road.
“One week ago, we collected Rs 20,000 from the neaeby people of this area and construct the road by using Sand, Silt and Stone; but the continue rainfall since many days has dampened the road now we request Assam Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma to construct the road permanently without having any corruption as it is the only Inter State road of Assam Arunachal Pradesh border (Sic.)”, said Nur Ahmed.
In a telephonic conversation with” NE India Broadcast” yesterday evening, it has also been underlined that the locals have been waiting for a solution to this problem sir over the weeks and months now.
Toufik Khan is yet another member of Bibi Mariam Fatema Mazhar Management Committee. He appeals to the Assam Government to declare this place as Heritage Site; as it an historical place built by Syed Dynasty of Peshawar Pakistan in 1882, where every year during Urus Festival, lakhs of people irrespective of caste, creed, race, language and religion come to offer prayers.