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CAB reaction: Security tightened in BJP, RSS and AGP offices, not in vulnerable Assamese-Bengali areas

Sabrangindia 06 Dec 2019
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Guwahati, December 6, 2019: Amidst the huge protests and discontent on Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB),2019 the intelligence branch of Assam police have gathered information of the possibility of some untoward incidents all over the state. Sources within the Assam police have informed mediapersons that there is some probability of untoward incidents in any part of the state due to growing discontent over CAB. After receiving such security threats, the Assam police has tightened security at the offices of BJP, RSS and AGP. It may be mentioned here that, some people and head of the organizations have been openly threatening that after passing of CAB they will attack BJP and AGP offices including the leaders of both the parties. Two days back, self styled supremo of Lachit Sena, Sringkhal Chaliha had said, “we need to beat leaders of the AGP and the BJP. If the CAB is passed we will attack the Bengalis all over the state.“  The Lachit Sena members have also thrown eggs on the BJP office of Sivasagar District. They also threatened such attacks on other BJP offices if the proposed Citizenship Bill is not withdrawn. Likewise, self styled leader of anti lacquerer association Prabin Das has threatened that if CAB is not withdrawn they will attack on Bengalees openly. It is due to this context that the Government of Assam has tightened the security around the offices of the ruling party and affiliate organisations.

However, they have not taken any steps to arrange security for the general public who are as vulnerable. It is pertinent to mention here that some people are trying to target and spread hate and division between the Bengali and Assamese people, which has become greater concern for peace loving people of the state. Dr. Hiren Gohain, eminent public intellectual of the state while speaking to a mammoth rally organized by Cotton University Students Union today at Guwahati said, “ the movement against CAB is not a movement against any linguistic or religious community but it is the movement against the autocracy of the Government. The movement is to save the constitution. Our fight is against those who are diminishing the secular and democratic fabric of our constitution. All of you gathered here must have this basic understanding so that such a conspiracy to divide of our society can't be fulfilled by the ruling party .”  Similarly,  Anuradha Sarma Pujari, a popular novelist and writer of the state advocated that all citizens should be on high alert so that any quarrel between Bengali and Assamese does not arise.”

Not only the general populace and peace loving  people are also concerned about the law and order situation and keen to maintain the tranquility of the state. This is especially true of the Assamese people living in the Barak Valley including the students and employees who are concerned about the ongoing situation. Likewise, the Bengalees living in certain parts of upper, lower and middle Assam are also concerned about their own safety and security. At the same time, Assamese people living in certain remote areas of lower Assam also face some security threats. However, so far the police administration of the state has not taken any proper steps to beef up security in such vulnerable areas where ordinary sections of the population are affected.               

CAB reaction: Security tightened in BJP, RSS and AGP offices, not in vulnerable Assamese-Bengali areas

NRC
Representation Image / PTI 

Guwahati, December 6, 2019: Amidst the huge protests and discontent on Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB),2019 the intelligence branch of Assam police have gathered information of the possibility of some untoward incidents all over the state. Sources within the Assam police have informed mediapersons that there is some probability of untoward incidents in any part of the state due to growing discontent over CAB. After receiving such security threats, the Assam police has tightened security at the offices of BJP, RSS and AGP. It may be mentioned here that, some people and head of the organizations have been openly threatening that after passing of CAB they will attack BJP and AGP offices including the leaders of both the parties. Two days back, self styled supremo of Lachit Sena, Sringkhal Chaliha had said, “we need to beat leaders of the AGP and the BJP. If the CAB is passed we will attack the Bengalis all over the state.“  The Lachit Sena members have also thrown eggs on the BJP office of Sivasagar District. They also threatened such attacks on other BJP offices if the proposed Citizenship Bill is not withdrawn. Likewise, self styled leader of anti lacquerer association Prabin Das has threatened that if CAB is not withdrawn they will attack on Bengalees openly. It is due to this context that the Government of Assam has tightened the security around the offices of the ruling party and affiliate organisations.

However, they have not taken any steps to arrange security for the general public who are as vulnerable. It is pertinent to mention here that some people are trying to target and spread hate and division between the Bengali and Assamese people, which has become greater concern for peace loving people of the state. Dr. Hiren Gohain, eminent public intellectual of the state while speaking to a mammoth rally organized by Cotton University Students Union today at Guwahati said, “ the movement against CAB is not a movement against any linguistic or religious community but it is the movement against the autocracy of the Government. The movement is to save the constitution. Our fight is against those who are diminishing the secular and democratic fabric of our constitution. All of you gathered here must have this basic understanding so that such a conspiracy to divide of our society can't be fulfilled by the ruling party .”  Similarly,  Anuradha Sarma Pujari, a popular novelist and writer of the state advocated that all citizens should be on high alert so that any quarrel between Bengali and Assamese does not arise.”

Not only the general populace and peace loving  people are also concerned about the law and order situation and keen to maintain the tranquility of the state. This is especially true of the Assamese people living in the Barak Valley including the students and employees who are concerned about the ongoing situation. Likewise, the Bengalees living in certain parts of upper, lower and middle Assam are also concerned about their own safety and security. At the same time, Assamese people living in certain remote areas of lower Assam also face some security threats. However, so far the police administration of the state has not taken any proper steps to beef up security in such vulnerable areas where ordinary sections of the population are affected.               

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