GUWAHATI, April 9 � Shouting of anti-India slogans during a bandh called by an organisation headed by a former Minister in Dhubri district has turned into a major controversy. A case has been registered and one person has so far been arrested in this connection.
Highly placed police sources told The Assam Tribune that an organisation, named Dhubri District Unnayan Parishad, today called a 12-hour bandh in protest against the death of 14 labourers of the district in Meghalaya. The members of the organisation also staged demonstrations in different parts of the district. Around 70 to 80 persons blocked the National Highway near Gauripur and they started shouting anti-India slogans.
Sources said that as soon as the police came to know of the incident, the crowd was dispersed and one Safiq Mian alias Raju has been arrested.
Sources added that a case (261/15) has been registered in Gauripur Police Station. All those whose names appeared in the public appeal for the bandh, including former Minister Mahibul Haque, who is the chief adviser of the Unnayan Parishad, have been named as accused in the FIR registered by the police. Sources pointed out that it should have been the responsibility of those who called for the bandh to keep their workers under control and public shouting of anti-India slogans is a serious offence.