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Concern over killing of Assamese girl in Delhi

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, July 6 � The Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) has expressed serious concern over the incident of killing of an Assamese girl in Delhi by throwing her out from a running train and demanded steps from the Central Government to ensure security of the Assam youths.

It has also demanded stringent punishment to those involved in a case of molestation of a Gauhati University (GU) student at Khanapara in the city.

AGP publicity secretary Manoj Saikia said in a statement here on Saturday that it is matter of concern that the Governments at the State and the Centre have been maintaining silence over the incidents of growing crimes against women. The Bharatiya Janata party (BJP), which came to power with the pledge of providing security to women and ensuring social justice, has totally failed to provide security to the youths of Assam in other States.

It is a matter of concern for the people of the State that the Central Government and the Governments in other States, which display extra interest in providing security to the people of other States, have been discriminatory towards the youths of Assam in this respect, Saikia said.

The party has also opposed the decision of the Central Government to effect hike in the prices of the non-subsidised cooking gas by Rs 250 per cylinder and Rs 4 to Rs 5 per litre of kerosene.

Meanwhile, the Satra Mukti Sangram Samiti, Assam on Saturday staged a demonstration in front of the GU main gate in protest against the alleged molestation attempt of a GU girl student by a group of miscreants inside a running vehicle at Khanapara on July 2.

The members of the students� body alleged that there were attempts at covering up the incident, which has become evident from the fact that no investigating officer has been appointed despite the elapse of 48 hours of filing of the FIR by the girl�s father on the incident.

They also demanded resignation of Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, who is also holding the Home portfolio, for the incident. It has also demanded special examinations for the girl, as she is not in a position to appear in the rest of her examinations due to the injury she has received on her knee while jumping from the running vehicle.

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