GUWAHATI, May 2 � The BTAD massacre has triggered widespread condemnation in the State with many political parties and organisations, including the AASU and the KMSS, demanding exemplary punishment for those behind the dastardly act.
The AASU burnt the effigy of Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today in the capital city in protest against the failure of the government to secure life and property of the masses, while the KMSS has demanded the immediate dismissal of the BTAD administration and resignation of Tarun Gogoi.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Assam Pradesh has strongly condemned the BTAD massacre and has held the Tarun Gogoi government responsible for the bloodbath. The party further accused the government of driving a wedge between the various communities in the state for the sake of gaining political mileage.
On the other hand, the Minority Morcha of the party added that Tarun Gogoi should abdicate power because he has failed to protect life and property of the common people.
�It is a matter of grave concern that the indigenous minorities have been targeted this time by the militants. We smell a conspiracy behind this massacre of indigenous minorities. The Congress has been against the indigenous communities to keep its vote bank intact,� alleged Muminul Aowal, president of the Minority Morcha.
The party said that the time has come for all the indigenous communities to unite and thwart all attempts of the Congress to divide and create distrust amongst the communities.
The Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), while expressing shock and concern at deteriorating situation in the BTAD areas, said that this incident called for strong measures to bring law and order under control and ensure security of life. The AGP has also demanded for an inquiry into the incident.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), state unit has also condemned the incident and has demanded a high level inquiry into the incident and strong punishment for those behind the cowardly act.
The AAP will stage a sit-in demonstration tomorrow on the bank of the Dighalipukhuri here from 11.30 am.
The All Assam Tribal Sangha, while condemning the incident and insisting for a inquiry into it, has appealed to all sections of the society to exercise restraint and maintain peace and amity.