GUWAHATI, July 12 - Activists of the Youth Congress staged demonstrations at various places across the State in protest against the twin incidents of alleged murder of two woman passengers on trains in separate incidents.
In Guwahati, Youth Congress members staged protest at the gates of the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) headquarters at Maligaon.
The protesters demanded that the culprits responsible for the incidents be apprehended without delay and exemplary punishment given to them.
They also called for beefing up of security measures on trains and railway property.
Vice-president of State Youth Congress Ratul Patowary said that crimes against women across Assam have witnessed a growing trend since 2016. �This is very dangerous. Incidents of crime against women are rising and yet the State government has failed to act,� he said.
Youth Congress has called for trying cases related to crimes against women in fast-track courts.
Meanwhile, the All India Mahila Sanskritik Sangathan, Assam along with a number of other organisations today staged a protest demonstration in front of the Station Master�s Office at the Guwahati Railway Station demanding protection for women and students travelling on trains.
Demanding capital punishment to the culprits behind the two alleged murders after suspected sexual assault on the Dibrugarh-Rangiya Kamakhya Express and the Avadh Assam Express in the past two days, the organisations asked for immediate intervention by the Union Railway Minister.
Members of the All India Democratic Youth Organisation and All India Democratic Students Organisation also took part in the protest that was led by Chitralekha Das, Shishir Kakati, Projjwal Deb and Jitendra Chaliha.
A memorandum was also sent to Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal through the Guwahati Station Master.