Hailakandi, July 27: Heavy protests have been registered and indefinite economic blockade has been started by the members of Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) over Assam-Mizoram inter-state NH 154 in Krishnapur area today in Hailakandi district in protest against the killing of six persons in Lailapur on Monday.
Large number of protesters uprooted the Assam-Mizoram inter-state railway track in Mohammedpur railway station. The communication has been disrupted with Mizoram after the blockade of road. About one km railway track has been uprooted by the agitators.
The protesters demanded the payment of rupees one crore to the families of the deceased. They threatened to continue their blockade till the border dispute is sorted out. The MLA of Katlicherra, Suzam Uddin Laskar tried to withdraw the road blockade and some local vehicles were allowed to cross. Later local people also blocked the road.
The agitators also attacked two local journalists of vernacular daily, Ashish Ranjan Nath and Rajib Das. They were taking the photograph when agitators were uprooting the railway track. They received head injury.
It can be mentioned here that the police constable Samsujjaman Barbhuiya who died due to police firing in the border on Monday hails from Krishnapur village of Hailakandi district. His last rites will also be accomplished in his native village.
The district merchants association of Hailakandi registered protest agiainst the firing through closing the shops and business establishments from 2-4 pm.
Meanwhile, Barak Democratic Front (BDF) has called 12 hours Barak Valley bandh on Wednesday in protest against the killing of police personnel in the border.