Series of protests rocks Assam following ABMSU president Lafiqul Islam's murder

  • Series of protests rocks Assam following ABMSU president Lafiqul Islam's murder
02-08-2017 | Pratidin Bureau. |

Situation in various parts of Assam and especially in Kokrajhar has turned out to be immensely tensed following the murder of All BTC Minority Student’s Union (ABMSU) President Lafiqul Islam last evening.

Various activists, indivisuals and organizations have stepped out on to the roads staging protests and condemning the murder and demanding probe into the matter at the earliest. The groups have blocked roads at various highways in Assam.

Reports have road blockade and protest has come in from Kharupetia, Dergaon, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, Udalguri, Biswanath Chariali, Manikpur, Abhayapuri, Jorhat, Nalbari,  etc. The protesters are demanding a immediate probe into the murder and shouted slogans against the government. ABMSU marked the protest by burning tyres and effigies of ministers. ABMSU has accused and blamed the government for such an incident.

Meanwhile, family members of Lafiqul Islam has refused to take the deadbody home and have continued to stage protest at Silakati Idgah field in Kokrajhar. ABMSU has demanded INR 50 lakh got Lafiqul’s family from the government. ABMSU has also demanded the government to immediately provide police protection and employment to his family members.

In similar proceedings, activists of All Assam Muslim Students’ Union’s Udalguri district committee staged a one-hour long road blockade programme at Mangaldai-Bhutiachang State Highway near Kalaigaon. Around 200 activists participated in the programme.

Tags : Lafikul Islam ABMSU Kokrajhar Murder Protest

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