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AASU, ABSU slam Lalu Prasad Yadav

The All Assam Students Union and All Bodo Students Union took a swipe at Lalu "failing to take responsibility".

india Updated: Jan 07, 2006 21:52 IST

The All Assam Students Union and All Bodo Students Union on Saturday took a swipe at Railway Minister Lalu Prasad for "failing to take responsibility" for the Salakati killings and decided to go in for a sit-in demonstration on railway tracks on January 28 across the state.

The AASU and ABSU also threatened to "paralyse train movement if the anti-Assam attitude of the Minister continued even when three of our boys were killed because they protested against the molestation of girls by security forces of Haryana."

"Lalu and Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said that the GRP was responsible for the violent incident. Otherwise, they and even the Haryana government and the Railways are mum on the incident. Someone has to be responsible," asserted AASU advisor Samujjal Bhattacharya.

"No action has yet been taken against the culprits, no compensation has yet been paid to the victims and the girls as promised by the state government, the judicial probe is not time-bound. Someone has to take responsibility," Bhattacharya demanded while speaking to reporters at a joint press conference here.

The two students unions demanded security to railway passengers from Assam and the Northeast region, exemplary punishment to the culprits, compensation to the victims and girls, besides naming of the judge immediately to head the judicial probe into the incident, ABSU president RG Narzary said.

Three ABSU leaders were shot dead allegedly by the Haryana police and one of the securitymen was also killed at Salakati railway station in Kokrajhar district amidst protests over alleged molestation of girl students by securitymen inside the Brahmaputra Mail.

First Published: Jan 07, 2006 21:52 IST