By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, May 27: They accept that their fates have been sealed, but they are not ready to accept that they are to be cast aside by the administration as well. The people in question here are differently-abled who had to face the wrath of the police in the city yesterday when the former made an attempt to draw the attention of Prime Minister rendra Modi to their plight.
Dispur invited most of the organizations of the State during the Prime Minisper’s visit to the State on May 26. However, none of the three organizations of differently-abled people – the Pratibandhi Suraksha Sangstha Assam, the Asom Bodhir Santha and the Dristiheen Parishad – was invited to it. With a view to draw the attention of the Prime Minister, differently-abled people huddled together at Bashistha in the city. They had the faint hope that if they could draw the attention of the Prime Minister, they would hand him over their memorandum. However, what was awaiting them was something different. They had to face the wrath of the police. Sixty-two of them received injuries in their scuffle with the police personnel. They were kept confined in Bashistha police station. The police registered a case (434/17 under section 120(B), 353) against 26 of the differently-abled people in Bashishtha police station.
Talking newsmen in the city today, Pratibandhi Suraksha Sangstha Assam president Parama Roy said: “We’ve been holding talks with the government on our demands only to be neglected by the government.”
Sangstha’s secretary Nripen Malakar said: “We’re going to move the tiol Human Rights Commission (NHRC) against the police atrocities on us.” Asom Bodhir Santha general secretary Tapan Kumar Sarma said: “The cry of differently-abled people can’t be silenced with suppression by the police. The atrocities have only made us determined to go ahead with our agitation. We’re ready to resort to more vigorous agitations in the days ahead.”