All India Minorities Front demands arrest of Assam DGP

November 24th, 2007 - 10:36 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, Nov 24 (ANI): Chairman of the All India Minorities Front (AIMF) S M Asif today demanded arrest of the Director General of Police of Assam in the wake of a protest march by tribal students in Guwahati that turned violent.
Asif condemned the police action to control the mob and alleged that the State government was attempting to please non-tribals by imposing curfew.
“Bad elements armed with sticks and iron rods, besides crude implements, attacked the fleeing protestors and beat them mercilessly with a silent spectator police which deserves the highest words of condemnation,” Asif said.
At least 12 people were killed on Saturday after a rally of Adivasi Students Union (ASU) turned violent.
Another 100 people have been injured in the incident. According to State Principal Secretary (Home) Subhas Das, 60 of the injured were hospitalised.
Indefinite curfew has been imposed in parts of Guwahati and army has been deployed.
ASU members demanding the Scheduled Tribe status after holding a rally at Beltola, tried to march towards the State Assembly at Dispur. On being stopped by the police, the students turned violent and attacked and injured a magistrate.
Thousands of students, armed with bows and arrows, destroyed private property and set several vehicles on fire. (ANI)

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