BONGAIGAON, Aug 13 � Either for being tortured or intimidated by some antisocial elements belonging to a particular community after the BTAD clash, many workers, employees and students from the North East staying in places like Kerala, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Mumbai and Pune are coming back to the region fearing attack and assault.
Already around 400 Bodo, Koch-Rajbongshi and Adivasi youths, mostly students and workers, have come back to Kokrajhar district and more than 30 Bodo youths have got back in Chirang district after being humiliated by some miscreants in those States following the clash in BTAD.
In this regard, the Union Government and concerned State governments have utterly failed to protect the students and workers of NE region, who are genuine Indian citizens, in their States, alleged student bodies of Kokrajhar and Chirang districts.
Chirang district ABSU president Jayanta Basumatary in his reaction told The Assam Tribune that the Central Government and concerned State governments should ensure security to the people of Assam and other NE States to maintain the democratic tradition. On the other hand, Birkumar Adhikary, Bongaigaon anchalik secretary of AASU expressed the same opinion seeking proper security to the people of NE region.