GUWAHATI, Aug 27 - Raising serious doubts over the integrity of district administration, police and political forces in handling the Nagaon incident, the Prabrajan Virodhi Manch today said that despite the CCTV footage, the police choose to act against the surrendered rebels and not against the traders who brutally attacked them.
�There cannot be a greater subversion of justice than the law enforcing agencies acting on the basis of false complaint, arresting the victims and letting the actual culprits go. It required a public outcry in Assam and convergence of thousands of people in Nagaon for the police and administration to arrest the culprits, which was required to be done on the basis of proofs available, according to the law,� senor advocate and convener of the Manch, Upamanyu Hazarika alleged.
It may be noted that six of the traders involved in the incident have been arrested so far and the police is on the lookout for the four others, including one of the main accused.
Further hitting out at the State Government and specifically the political leadership for abdicating their responsibilities towards the indigenous people, it said that now, the first priority of the political leaders was to protect Bengali migrants, which had triggered incidents like Silapathar and Nagaon.
Hazarika, while addressing the media in Nagaon also said that the State Government�s pro-migrant and anti indigenous stand was evident from its recent submissions made to the Supreme Court in a crucial case, where it toed the lines of the previous Congress Government on the issue.
A statement issued from the Manch further stated that the recent remark by the State BJP president that the promise of protecting Jati Mati Bheti was in the national context, and State Cabinet Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma�s assertions that BJP did not come to power on Assamese votes, are sufficient proof of government�s stand on the issue.
Detention of the persons behind Silapathar and Nagaon incidents are not permanent solution unless the indigenous people enjoy the rights like reservations of land, resources, government jobs and trade license etc., only for those who were citizens of India and residents of Assam in 1951, and their progeny.