BY OUR STAFF REPORTER
GUWAHATI, March 7: The gruesome lynching of a rape accused in Dimapur evoked concern in the Assam Assembly today, with members seeking action against the culprits as well as ensuring the security of people from Assam residing in the neighbouring State.
Parliamentary Affairs minister Rakibul Hussain informed the House that the State government is taking the incident seriously and is in touch with the galand government and the Union Home ministry.
In a letter to his galand counterpart TR Zeliang, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi described the incident as “most unfortute and inhumane” in today’s civilized world, and said it was a “complete violation of human rights that an accused has been denied the right to be tried under due process of law.”
Gogoi requested Zeliang to b the culprits, besides ensuring safety and security of the people of Assam residing in Dimapur and other parts of galand.
In a separate letter to Union Home Minister Rajth Singh, Gogoi said, “mobs cannot be allowed to take law into their own hands”.
“You are aware that the social fabric of the Northeast is very diverse and incidents like this make it most sensitive and fragile. Attacks on people of a particular community, especially those belonging to minorities, can have widespread repercussions in Assam which has a huge population of Muslim minority,” Gogoi said, asking New Delhi to take up the matter with the galand government.