From a Correspondent
Bokajan, July 20: In the wake of the recent indiscrimite killing of a Hindi-speaking businessman and his daughter by suspected ULFA (I) millitants in Tinsukia, the Hindi Bhashi Sanstha, Bokajan on Monday staged a massive rally to protest the brutalities of the militant outfit which has been targeting the Hindi-speaking people of Assam since long.
The protesters also condemned the atrocities of the Assam Police which resulted in the death of Dinbandhu Sharma who was brutally beaten and later succumbed to death. The protesters marched through the heart of the town shouting slogans against the outfit like ‘Paresh Baruah murdabad and ‘ULFA Go Back’. The protesters submitted a memorandum to the Governor PB Acharya through SDO (C) Bokajan, demanding justice for the victims and the Hindi-speaking people residing in Assam.
The memorandum also mentioned the prevailing atmosphere of fear and chaos among the Hindi-speaking people of the State. While talking to The Sentinel, the president of Hindi Bhashi Sanstha, Bokajan, Kuber Chauhan said, “We vehemently condemn the barbaric incident and demand that the culprits involved be bbed and booked under provisions of the existing law.” “We press for a suitable compensation to the next kin of the deceased without any delay. The Hindi-speaking people have been targeted several times in the past- the worst being in 2003 and 2007 and so we call for a CBI enquiry into the incident and also demand to protect the lives of the Hindi-speaking people of Assam,” said advisor Bijay Singh.