In protest against the police firing on protesters at Maibang in Dima Hasao district, in which two youths died and seven others were injured, Delhi Action Committee for Assam (DACA) will stage a protest demonstration in New Delhi on Tuesday.
The DACA will stage the protest outside Assam Bhawan at Chanakyapuri of the national capital at 2 pm.
“We appeal to all democratic and progressive forces in Delhi to join us for a protest against the police killings in Dima Hasao outside Assam Bhawan, Chanakyapuri in New Delhi on January 30 at 2 pm,” said Samudra Sankha Gogoi of the DACA in a statement.
The DACA has strongly condemned the police firing on the protesters at Maibang.
Two persons, who were seriously injured in police firing at Maibang Railway Station while protesting during the 12-hour-long Dima Hasao bandh on Thursday, died on the way to Guwahati.
The bandh was called by five different organisations of Dima Hasao against proposed inclusion of Dima Hasao district in Greater Nagalim.
“The protesters were protesting against the comments made by a prominent RSS activist on the inclusion of parts of the district in Greater Nagalim under the plan which has come to be known as the RSS draft plan on Naga Accord,” the DACA said.
“In Assam, particularly, there has been a rise in police atrocities against protesters,” adding, “Since the current BJP government came to power on May 24, 2016, the Maibang firing is the 5th incident where protesters have lost lives in police firing,” DACA pointed out.
The Delhi-based organization further added, “At a time when so-called fringe right-wing groups are on a rampage against the release of a fictional film and no serious police actions are taken, these attacks on peaceful protestors are a sign of fascist measures adopted by the government against the genuine concerns of the people.”
According to information, Rs 5 lakh has been announced for the next kin of the two killed in Maibang firing and Rs 2 lakh to for the injured as compensation.
Government job has also been announced for one member of the deceased’s families.