GUWAHATI, June 11 - Protests against the heinous killing of two youths at a village in Karbi Anglong continued in the capital city today with thousands gathering at the Judge�s Field here demanding justice for the victims.
Singer Zubeen Garg had appealed to the people to participate in the �silent vigil� while a Facebook group also garnered support for the demonstration.
People began pouring in at the venue from 4 pm and the crowd continued to swell with time. Around 5,000 people participated in the event.
Tight security arrangements were made at the venue to prevent any untoward incident. Senior officials of police commissionerate, including Joint Commissioner Diganta Bora, were present at the venue.
The protesters, mostly wearing black, covered their mouths and condemned the barbaric killing of the youths. Among those present at the programme, besides Zubeen Garg, were actor Kapil Bora and singers Dikshu, Zublee and Bhrigu Kashyap.
�We have lost two good sons of the soil. It was a shocking incident. We should ponder as to where the problem lies,� Zubeen told the gathering after observing a five-minute silence along with the participants.
He also expressed shock at the fact that there were many villagers who were witnessing the killing of the two youths and were just mute spectators. �And then someone was making a video. Who was making the video? There were also two policemen who were reportedly at the spot. What was their duty?� Zubeen said, also lambasting the Karbi Anglong DC for his irresponsible comments after the incident.
�We don�t need such a DC,� he added.
Another speaker at the gathering said the indiscipline in society must stop. �The two youths travelled all around the globe and look what they got in their own land. There is nothing against any particular community. We have to clean up the society. We cannot rest until justice is done,� she said.
Later, candles were lit in and around the field by the participants.
The participants demanded fast track justice for the victims and action against the police who could not perform their duty when they could have still saved the two youths� lives.