Just hours after the violent clash that broke out in Assam’s Sipajhar during an eviction drive on Thursday, top Congress leader Rahul Gandhi hit out at the BJP-led government in Assam, accusing it of sponsoring violence. 

“Assam is on state-sponsored fire. I stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in the state- no children of India deserve this,” Rahul Gandhi said. 

Assam Congress MP and deputy leader in Lok Sabha Gaurav Gogoi also condemned the incident.  

“I have strongly condemned the act of police firing on protesters of Dholpur, Sipajhar during an inhuman eviction drive by the BJP government. This government lacks sensitivity towards the poor and landless and display a brutish and fascist mindset,” Gaurav Gogoi said.  

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At least three persons have died due to police firing at Sipajhar in Assam after situation during an eviction drive turned ugly.  

Moreover, at least eight policemen also sustained injuries in clashes that broke out between locals and police in Sipajhar-Dholpur area, after officials of the Darrang district administration reached the area for an eviction drive. 

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