BONGAIGAON, July 12 � �Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has failed to protect the minority community and other non-Bodo communities living in BTAD. As such, he should surrender the Home portfolio and resign from the Chief Minister�s post on moral grounds�, Abdur Rahim Ahmed, president of All Assam Minority Students� Union (AAMSU) told a press meet held at Greater Bongaigaon Press Club on Tuesday.
Addressing the mediapersons, Ahmed said that Kokrajhar police is still clueless about the culprits involved in Gossaigaon killing incident which took place on Friday. Police in order to save their own skin is naming the other organisation as perpetrator and is trying to divert the attention of the minority people.
It may be mentioned that the AAMSU president has hinted out the hand of Bodo militant in the Gossaigaon killing incident. So by framing Rajbongshi youths as the killer of the minority people, the BTC administration and police is trying to hide the truth, Ahmed alleged. He also directly blamed Tarun Gogoi and BTC chief Hagrama Mahilary for all sorts of atrocities meted out to non- Bodo people in BTC.
The AAMSU president also announced their agitational programme and sit- in- demonstration in front of Raj Bhavan on July 16. He also demanded immediate transfer of Kokrajhar SP and DC besides the arrest of the culprits, adequate compensation to the victim�s family and protection to non-Bodo people living in BTC.
The student leader also criticised Minister Chandan Brahma for simply announcing ex-gratia to the victim�s family.
It may be mentioned that one person died on the spot and another three were injured in the firing incident that took place on Friday evening in Gossaigaon area under Kokrajhar district.
Meanwhile, the two minority student organisations namely All Assam Minority Students' Union (AAMSU) and All BTAD Minority Students' Union (ABMSU) after visiting the spot at Gossaigaon on Saturday said that if culprits are not nabbed a massive agitation will be intensified statewide.
AAMSU general secretary, Rezaul Karim Sarkar also addressed the meet.