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ANTI-CAA STIR; Institute probe into death of five youths

Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) from Kaliabor, Gaurav Gogoi (INC) has urged the Government to set up

Gaurav Gogoi

Sentinel Digital Desk

GUWAHATI: Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) from Kaliabor, Gaurav Gogoi (INC) has urged the Government to set up judicial inquiry into the death of five young martyrs during the protest against the CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act) in Assam in December 2019. The matter was tabled in the Lok Sabha under Rule 377 on Monday.

In a press release referring to the matter tabled in the Parliament, Gogoi said, "During the spontaneous street protest against the CAA that broke out across Assam in December 2019, five young, unarmed protesters died as a result of police firing. These young protesters were Sam Stafford, Dipanjal Das, Abdul Alim, Ishwar Nayak, and Dwijendra Panging.

"The people of Assam do not accept the Citizenship Amendment Act because this violates the Assam Accord and makes the NRC toothless. Further, the Act is unconstitutional as it violates the basic structure of the Indian Constitution and is against Articles 14 and 21.

"Therefore, I urge the Government to set up a judicial inquiry into the death of five young martyrs during the anti CAA protests in Assam."

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