Guwahati: After the mass killing of five Bengali man by suspected United Liberation Front of Assam terrorists in Tinsukia district on November 1, a storm has arise in the national politics including Assam. On Saturday bandh has been observed in this state of northeast. Several Bengali organisations have called for a 24-hour bandh in protest.
On the other hand, the impact of this protest and bandh has been highly observed in Bengali populated areas like Cachar, Hailakandi, Karimganj districts of Assam. However, the mixed response has been also seen in the capital city Guwahati.
Complete bandh was observed in Silchar. Congress has supported Bandh here. Beside this, Bengali-speaking Assamese of Cachar and adjoining areas were terrified regarding the NRC issue.
After the NRC 40 lakhs people lost their Indian citizenship. Since then, they were attacked. On the way from Silchar to Meghalaya and on the road from Karimganj-Heilakandi to Manipur, they were being harassed.
Five people, identified as Ananta Namasudra, Abinash Namasudra, Subal Das, Dhanai Namasudra and Syamal Biswas, were killed by the ULFA terrorists on Thursday in Bishnoimukh village near Dhola-Sadiya bridge in Tinsukia district of Assam.
According to reports, the road from Silchar to Guwahati has been blocked. The blockade is going on in Tsansukia. Protestors have started blocking the railway line.Strong protest continues in many districts of Assam thousands of protesters blocked the train route.
Assam boils up again. The United Liberation Front of Assam terrorists has denied the cahrges of this mass killing incident of Tinsukia district on them. However, the state government has arrested two leaders of after a negotiable surrender. As complaint, these two former militant leaders Mrinal Hazarika and Jeetan Dutta repeatedly provoked comments. On the other hand, a complaint was filed against the state BJP MLA Shiladitya Chowdhury for a controversial statement.
Former Chief Minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta expressed his anguish. Silchar Congress MP Sushmita Dev criticized the state government. Countering this BJP demanded that the opposition is trying to overcome the situation. The alert issued by the Chief Minister, Sarbananda Sonowal, has alert issued across the state and Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya border areas, West Bengal-Bangladesh adjoining areas and border areas of Bangladesh stressing the ongoing attack in Tinsukia.