GUWAHATI, Jan 28: The leadership of All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) on Thursday moved the Assam Human Rights Commission (AHRC), seeking a high-level probe into the incident of baton charge by security personnel during a protest march organized by the Sonitpur district committee of the student body on January 22 evening.
Ahead of the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah, the protest march took place at Tezpur town, demanding scrapping of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), cancellation of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Draft 2020, implementation of the Clause VI of the Assam Accord and solution to the illegal foreigners’ problem in Assam.
Responding to the call of the central leadership, the AASU activists organised the protest in every district headquarters across the State.
In Tezpur, hundreds of students and youths took part in the protest march and during the baton charge, AASU literary secretary Parishmita Bora, central executive member of the student body Nayan Jyoti Gogoi and several students received multiple injuries.
On the same day, the AASU leadership also engaged in a face-off with the police in front of the Swahid Nyas in Guwahati after the activists were barred from holding the scheduled torch-light march.
The AASU today also submitted photos and videos of the incident to the Commission. The AASU claimed that the protest at Tezpur was peaceful and non-violent and the security personnel willfully attacked the agitators.
They also alleged that there were no female security personnel present on the spot at the time of the incident.