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AHRC moved over police firing during stir

By City Correspondent

GUWAHATI, Dec 19 - The Assam Students� Forum, a students��platform floated recently to register its opposition to the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), today filed a complaint with the Assam State Human Rights Commission (AHRC) alleging human rights violation by the Assam Police that led to the killing of four persons during the recent anti-CAA agitation in Guwahati.

�Three persons including a minor boy were killed at Guwahati after security forces opened fire at them and more than 20 persons sustained bullet injuries. These boys were not involved in any vandalism or agitation, but the police fired upon them without any justification,� the Forum alleged in the complaint.

�We are seeking justification against the erring officials who are responsible for it. We also seek a direction for investigation from any proper agency without involvement of any officials of the Assam Police. They should give a direction to the government authorities to give compensation to the families of the deceased without any delay,� convener of the Forum Hirakjyoti Bora said.

�Thousands of students belonging to various educational institutes of Guwahati, who were subsequently joined by people from various localities of the city, took to the streets and assembled in front of the Janata Bhawan as part of our �Dispur Chalo� rally. All the students protested in a peaceful manner. They were not involved in any act of vandalism or unlawful activities,� he added.

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AHRC moved over police firing during stir

GUWAHATI, Dec 19 - The Assam Students� Forum, a students��platform floated recently to register its opposition to the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), today filed a complaint with the Assam State Human Rights Commission (AHRC) alleging human rights violation by the Assam Police that led to the killing of four persons during the recent anti-CAA agitation in Guwahati.

�Three persons including a minor boy were killed at Guwahati after security forces opened fire at them and more than 20 persons sustained bullet injuries. These boys were not involved in any vandalism or agitation, but the police fired upon them without any justification,� the Forum alleged in the complaint.

�We are seeking justification against the erring officials who are responsible for it. We also seek a direction for investigation from any proper agency without involvement of any officials of the Assam Police. They should give a direction to the government authorities to give compensation to the families of the deceased without any delay,� convener of the Forum Hirakjyoti Bora said.

�Thousands of students belonging to various educational institutes of Guwahati, who were subsequently joined by people from various localities of the city, took to the streets and assembled in front of the Janata Bhawan as part of our �Dispur Chalo� rally. All the students protested in a peaceful manner. They were not involved in any act of vandalism or unlawful activities,� he added.