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AASU calls for restrain to restore peace

By Staff Correspondent

DIBRUGARH, May 7 � The district unit of the All Assam Students� Union (AASU) today staged sit-in-demonstration here, calling all communities and factions in trouble-torn BTAD to restrain themselves for restoration of peace and normalcy in the State.

As part of their statewide demonstration today, local AASU leaders here condemned the merciless killing of innocents in the BTAD area and made an appeal to all to have respect for humanity.

Criticizing the Congress-led State government for its failure to douse the tension in BTAD, the student body demanded that the Tarun Gogoi-led government must step down.

AASU assistant general secretary Sanjib Changmai, district AASU president Madhu Kumar Gogoi and working president Satyena Deka were among others who took part in the demonstration.

Our Nagaon Correspondent adds: The Nagaon district unit of AASU also observed a sit-in demonstration here today. They staged the demonstration from 11 am to 2 pm.

The AASU unit demanded seizure of all illegal arms from all the persons and also opposed the government move to provide arms to public as reported in a section of press.

Our Barpeta Correspondent adds: The Barpeta district committee of the AASU also staged a demonstration here to protest the recent violence in the BTAD where 43 persons have lost their lives.

The student body condemned the cowardly attack on innocent people and demanded a high level inquiry to punish the perpetrators. It also criticised the role of the Chief Minister, who is also the Home Minister.

Our Tinsukia Correspondent adds: In protest against the �total failure� of the State government to protect the life and property of the people of Bodoland Territorial Autonomous District (BTAD), activists of the Tinsukia District Students� Union (TDSU) staged a 3-hour sit-in dharna from 12 noon today at the District Library here.

Md Tarique, president of the union, said that Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, who also holds the Home portfolio, has totally failed to take any precautionary measure even after receiving prior intelligence report on the impending violence in BTAD areas.

Md Tarique further said that the State government also did not take any action to seize the illegal arms in the BTAD areas. Condemning the killings, he demanded security to life and property of the people in BTAD.

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