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Protests across Assam against Silapathar incident

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  10 March 2017 12:00 AM GMT


BATADRAVA/DHEKIAJULI, March 9: Under the aegis of Anusuchit Jati Yuba Chatra Parishad, Assam and in collaboration with gaon district unit and its Raidongia wing, a one-hour road blockade was staged on gaon Dhing road near Raidongia on Thursday demanding immediate arrest of the culprits, including Subudh Biswas, involved in the barbaric Silapathar incident.

The activists of Anusuchit Jati Yuba Chatra Parishad assembled at Raidongia Tiniali at 11 am and started blocking the gaon Dhing road as vehicles piled up on both the sides of the road. Amid sloganeering, the protesters also urged the government to repeal the citizenship act, 2016. Later, they submitted a memorandum with their demands to the Deputy Commissioner of gaon. Sanjiv Das, general secretary of Anusuchit Jati Yuba Chatra Parishad, Assam , Milan Das along with hundreds of activists took part in the blockade programme.

A strong protest rally was brought out by the Dhekiajuli unit of AASU on Thursday at 6 pm. The protest march was led by Sonitpur district AASU leader Parag Sen Deka, Dhekiajuli AASU general secretary Nihal Das and its president Shankar Das and Dhekiajuli AASU activist Nipu Saikia. The protest march started from the Dhekiajuli Swahid Maidan and crossed over the NH-15 and blocked the NH-15 for some time.More than 500 AASU supporters participated in the protest march.

The agitated protesters shouted slogans against the BJP-led Central Government, Assam Government and the RSS. Later talking to media persons, the Sonitpur District AASU leader Parag Sen Dek said that under no circumstances AASU would accept Bangladeshi tiols settled in Assam after the cut-off year 1971. The student body demanded immediate repeal of the Citizenship Amendment Bill by the Central Government and implementation of the Assam Accord immediately. The Dhekiajuli unit of AASU strongly condemned the Silapathar incident and demanded immediate arrest of the culprits involved in the incident.

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