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AAMSU organizes citizens' meet Demands safety and security of Northeast people

SILCHAR, Aug 25: A citizens' meet organized by All Assam Manipuri Students' Union on Friday held in the premises of Manipuri mandap at Itkhola here while expressing serious concern at the BTAD violence and its fall out and the continuation of sporadic skirmishes in and around the Bodo Territorial Council has reached out to people in general for maintaining peace and harmony. Various citizens who spoke on the occasion pointed out it was a grave matter that students and youths of Northeast who have been in different areas of southern states had to leave their places of studies and works due to the 'threats'held out by mischievous elements. More than 50,000 students and youths had to come back to their native places of Northeast.
The meet at the same time took serious note of the killing of four innocent youthsof this valley who were the targets along with others of violence in the running trains,perpetrated by unidentified miscreants. Among the dead included Irom Sanjib Singha of Kaptanpur village under Lakhipur police station of Cachar. Besides, three others of Lala in the district of Hailakandi were also the victims of violence by the anti-social elements. They were also killed in running train.
The organizations which attended the citizens' meet included Manipuri Xahitya Parishad, Manipuri Development Society, Rural Educational Institute, Cachar Human Rights Organisation, Committee on Culture for Peace and Integrity, Meira Paibei Organization as well asManipuri Diaspora. The representatives of these organizations addressed the gathering and held both the Centre and the State Governments concerned for their indifferent attitude and negligence when the people of Northeast were being ill treated and subjected to brutality in the running trains.
It was unanimously decided to place before the Centre, State Governments, Indian Railways and the North East Frontier Railway the need for providing adequate security and safety of people of this region who have to travel by trains for their places of works and studies in differentparts of the country. It also criticized the discriminatory attitude of the State Government of Assam in extending the ex gratia payment to Sanjib Singha. The meet reiterated the imperative need for maintaining peace and harmony among all sections of people. The citizens' meet was held under the presidentship of Irobat Singha and addressed among others by Babu Singha, K Golapi Singha, Herajit Singha, T H Binoy Singha, Sanjoyjit Rajkumar, Indra Kumar Singha, Dr Santi Kumar Singhaand Bikash Singha. (SentinelAssam)

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