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Disobedience stir by CPI-M rends city air

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  7 Jun 2017 12:00 AM GMT

our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, June 6: The Assam State Committee of the CPI(M) resorted to a disobedience agitation at various places in the State today in support of their various demands. The members of the party staged demonstrations where they failed to go for disobedience agitation.

Leaders and cadres of the party today violated the law at places like Guwahati, Tezpur, Jorhat, Dibrugarh, Barpeta, Bongaigaon and Silchar and took part in their disobedience agitation.

The demands of the Left party are proper implementation of the Food Security Scheme, checking the rise in prices of essential commodities, ensuring works for all through MGNREGA, putting a halt to appointment of temporary workers against permanent posts, rescuing the public education system from the gutter it has been in, hike in wages of tea garden labourers, supply of manures and fertilizers at fair prices, procurement of farmers’ produces by the government at right prices, setting up of cold storage facilities in the State and tiol problem status for floods and erosion in Assam, etc.

In Guwahati, members of the party gathered at Dighalipukhuripar in the city and held a meeting on the highway. CPI(M) State secretary Deven Bhattacharya criticized Prime Minister rendra Modi and Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal for, what he said, their anti-people policies.

When the agitators started to march towards the DC office they were prevented by the police from going ahead. When the slogan-shouting members were trying to go ahead by breaking the police barricade, a scuffle took place with the police leading injuries to a number of the agitators who maged to break the barricade and went ahead. The police stopped them again near Handique Girls’ College and that led the agitators sit on the highway. The police then arrested over 3,000 agitators and kept them confined at Lakhidhar Bora Khetra. The party condemned the government for arresting its women activists by male policemen. They condemned the male police personnel lifting and taking a girl leading the students’ movement to Lakhidhar Bora Khetra.

Over 3,000 members in Dibrugarh, over 4,000 in Bongaigaon, 1,500 in Tezpur and around 1,200 agitators in Jorhat were arrested and released later.

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