GUWAHATI, Aug 17 � Alleging discrimination on the part of the police and the administration in handling the latest flare-up in Bodoland Territorial Autonomous District (BTAD) and outside, Bodo Women�s Justice Forum chief Anjali Daimary today said that the police resorted to �unprovoked firing on a peaceful gathering� at Tamulpur on Thursday following the burning of a Nano car at Gossaigaon the previous day.
Daimary said that following her on-the-spot assessment of the situation at Gossaigaon and Tamulpur, she found the police action to be �totally unacceptable and vindictive� against the Bodos.
�The police, which claimed to have used rubber bullets actually used sophisticated firearms on the gathering, resulting in injuries to several persons, including a minor girl. They also arrested 65 persons on the charge of burning the Nano which is unacceptable,� Daimary said at a press conference.
Daimary demanded unconditional release of all the arrested persons besides compensation and medical treatment for the injured besides suspension of the SP and the SDPO concerned.
Daimary also accused AIUDF president Badaruddin Ajmal of inciting communal feelings and having a hand in the recent violence in BTAD and also in Mumbai.