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Chutiya students’ body calls for 12-hour strike

A Correspondent
Dibrugarh, May 8: The All Assam Chutiya Students’ Union (AACSU), Dibrugarh district committee has called for a 12-hour strike on May 21 against the alleged incident of manhandling of a female security guard at Assam Medical College and Hospital (AMCH) by the Ward Commissioner of Paltan Bazar, Sudama Pandey.
The incident that took place recently had sparked protest here with many organizations, especially AACSU, demanding the immediate arrest of Pandey. But since no strict police action was taken against the accused, the members of AACSU were compelled to call the strike, stated a press release issued by the organization.
Besides the bandh, the group has also called for few other activities too. These include a three-hour blockade of NH-37 on May 10, surrounding the Borbari police station in protest on May 15 and staging agitation in front of the CM’s residence here on May 18. The members also attributed the alleged brazen and foolhardy act of Pandey to the fact that he owned a licensed weapon, and as such, demanded that the weapon be seized. The latest position taken by AACSU with regard to the AMCH case has been supported by other indigenous organizations, including Muttack Students’ Union, Chutiya Yuva Sanmilan, Gorkha Students’ Union, Aadivasi Students’ Union and Koch-Rangbangshi Students’ Union.