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Appeal to look into cases of police �inaction�


GUWAHATI, May 3 - Leader of the Opposition in the Assam Legislative Assembly Debabrata Saikia has called upon the Assam Police Accountability Commission to look into two recent cases of alleged police �inaction�.

�I would like to request you to look into police inaction regarding two important cases which may well destroy communal harmony and instigate social and communal tension in Assam,� Saikia stated in a letter to the chairman of the Commission.

He said that �a highly objectionable comment� was made in a letter written by a Foreigners Tribunal member to a Cabinet Minister of Assam while making donation for Assam CARE Fund, which was reported in the media.

�Another communally-coloured comment was posted on the social media which misrepresented a poem written by Padma Shri awardee and former Member of Parliament Late Syed Abdul Malik questioning the deceased litterateur�s patriotism and integrity,� stated Saikia.

He added, �I think the Assam Police has a cyber cell and regularly monitors posts on the social media. In spite of this, no action has been taken against a section of those who have posted/uttered various remarks which have damaged social harmony in Assam. As such, I hope you will direct the Home & Political Affairs Department, Government of Assam, as well as the Assam Police to initiate strict action against the perpetrators in question.�

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