Candlelight march in Guwahati over recent violence against tribals

November 28th, 2007 - 1:59 pm ICT by admin  

Guwahati, Nov 28 (ANI): Protestors here staged a candlelight march on Tuesday evening against the attack on tribals demonstrators during a rally here on Saturday.
Condemning the incident, a protester said that violence was not a part of Assamese culture.
“All people of Assam have condemned it (the violence) vehemently. We think that those miscreants, who have done this, had an ulterior motive. They did that thing which is not a part of Assamese culture,” said Dilip Patgiri, a protester.
A fierce violence broke out on Saturday between tribals demanding Scheduled Tribes status and local residents during a protest march organised by the former. The tribals have blamed the police for the incident in which at least 12 were killed.
Meanwhile, Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda has urged the Assam Government to ensure the safety of tribals who had migrated to Assam.
Former Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda said that the Tarun Gogoi Government has no moral right to continue and should quit. He also demanded a judicial probe into the Guwahati incident.
The Asom Gana Parishad, and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have also demanded the dismissal of the Congress-led coalition government and a judicial probe.
The Communist Party of India (Marxist) too held the Assam Government responsible for Saturdays violence. (ANI)

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