GUWAHATI, Jan 5 - The All Assam Tribal Students� Union (AATSU) has demanded of the Union Ministers from the region � Kiren Rijiju and Sarbananda Sonowal � to raise with the Union Government the issue of safety of NE students residing in locations outside the State, or else step down from their respective posts.
The AATASU, in a statement, today said that students from the North-east have been facing attacks in places like New Delhi and Bangalore for years due to the failure of the Central government. As recently as December 31 last, Angshuman Padun, a student hailing from Assam, was killed by miscreants in Bangalore. Angshuman was a student of the Delhi Shri Ram College of Commerce.
The AATASU said that in case the Central Government fails to deliver justice to the family of Angshuman, none of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders would be allowed to enter Assam during the ensuing Assembly elections. The student body also demanded a high-level enquiry into the death of Arindam Panging, urgent steps to arrest and punish the miscreants involved in his murder, and a compensation of Rs 50 lakh to his family.
It also threatened to take steps to prevent the entry of Union Ministers Rijiju and Sonowal in Lakhimpur district, in case they fail to take up the matter with the Central Government in due earnest.