As clashes erupted between a mob and security personnel in Assam’s Dhemaji district, a number of people including police personnel. The clash turned violent as the mob even allegedly attacked several vehicles, the police was forced to resort to lathicharge and fire teargas on protesters.
Meanwhile, the conditions worsen at Silapathar in the northern Assam district with mob taking part in a rally organized by the Nikhil Bharat Bangali Udbastu Samanvay Samiti (NIBBUSS) and pelting stones at security personnel. The protesters also vandalized several vehicles and shops in the conflict. The mass rally was organized by NIBBUSS at Silapathar for several issues related to the Bengali community people in the state of Assam. On the other hand, several organizations condemned the incident and demanded the state government to protect indigenous people in Assam.
A top official of Dhemaji police said that, following the rally, the people who took part walked out in the town and shouted to protect Hindu Bengali people and demanded to provide citizenship for the Hindu Bangladeshis.
“While the people walked out in the town, a mob pelted stone targeting the security personnel and attacked several vehicles as well as shops. To control the situation, police used lathicharge and then fire tear gas,” the police official said.
Meanwhile, AASU has condemned the incident and demanded the arrest of culprits immediately while appealing to maintain peace.
“We will not allow providing citizenship to the Hindu Bangladeshis. Assam had already taken more burdens of Bangladeshis up to 1971. So there is no question for taking more burden,” AASU president Dipankar Nath said.