Congress: Assam: Congress opposes expulsion and calls for rehabilitation program | Guwahati News


GUWAHATI: The opposition Congress in Assam held a protest on Friday and submitted a memorandum to Governor Jagadish Mukhi, demanding an end to the state government’s ongoing expulsion campaign until a Appropriate rehabilitation program be made public for the 800 families and villages of the income circle of Sipajhar. Darrang, which killed two people and injured more than 20 in protests and subsequent police shootings.
CPC Chairman Bhupen Kumar Borah held a protest rally from his Rajib Bhawan party office at the Darrang District Deputy Commissar’s office in Mangaldoi. Party leaders and workers staged a protest outside the deputy commissioner’s office at the district headquarters in Mangaldoi.
Congress claimed party workers were not allowed to enter the DC office initially, after which they sat in front of the office. The leaders were seen arguing with police outside the office.
“Kill me but don’t take away my democratic right to protest injustice,” Bora told DC office officials.
The memorandum, signed by Bora and Congress Legislative Party (CLP) leader Debabrata Saikia, also called for the suspension of Deputy Commissioner Prabhati Thaosen and Police Commissioner Sushanta Biswa Sarma, younger brother of Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, and an investigation. on the incident by a sitting judge.
The state government has ordered a judicial inquiry into the incident by a retired High Court judge in Gauhati, although the judge’s name has yet to be announced.
The party also demanded that the cameraman and police personnel who were on duty and participated in the entire barbaric act be punished in an exemplary manner while the victims and injured are adequately compensated.
A multi-stakeholder meeting with stakeholders should be called immediately to strategize and plan a rehabilitation and compensation program for those evicted from Goroikhuti, Dholpur and other villages, he said.
“The Chief Minister, although he holds a constitutional office who has taken an oath to serve and protect all citizens, has behaved in a one-sided manner by consistently making provocative statements that have made matters worse,” the officials said. leaders.
The congressional delegation, led by Bora, submitted the memorandum to Governor Raj Bhavan here.
“Congress strongly condemns the most barbaric act of police shooting and the inhumane act against protesters during the state government’s eviction campaign … the protester deceased by the cameraman in the presence of the police are horrible, ”Bora said.

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