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Peace rally against commul tension

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Silchar, April 10: In the wake of the commul tension prevailing in Silchar that origited from a series of incidents of stone pelting, attack on human beings and destruction of properties by a group of miscreants in Kalibarichar area for the past few days, a peace rally as a symbol of ‘peace and tranquility’ in the town, was taken out from Park Road of this town on Tuesday. Things reached at their peak when on Sunday night, a handful of goons attacked people, looted their belongings, damaged their properties and even vandalized their houses at Kalibarichar. A number of people were severely injured.
Though a peace meeting, attended by Deputy Commissioner of Cachar Dr S Lakshman and Superintendent of Cachar Rakesh Roushan was held at Silchar Sadar police station on Monday, the miscreants were back at their nefarious game by around 9.30 pm the same day. They burnt a moving auto rickshaw at Rangirkhari traffic point. The driver along with the passengers of the auto could mage to come out of the vehicle safely. This incident created more tension. In order to defuse tension prevailing in the town, members of various organizations took an active part in the peace rally.
Addressing the gathering in front of the statue of Khudiram Bose at Park Road, advocate Imad Uddin Bulbul said, “It has been seen that often a group of miscreants try to upset peace and tranquility of the town with ulterior motive. But, we are not intimidated by such antisocial elements.” Rangirkhari incident raises a number of questions related to the safety and security of the people of this town. Silchar is a peace loving place and its residents will never allow others to create chaos, disorder and disturbance in the society, he said.
Educationist Dilip Dey expressed his serious concern at the development which he described as most unfortute. He called upon all sections of people to be alert and vigilant and foil the evil machition of a handful of antisocial elements. Subrata Bhattacharjee, former president of Sammilita Sanskritik Mancha, said the administration, both civil and police, should deal firmly with mischievous elements.

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