Four students belonging to minority community killed in police firing in Barpeta, Assam as per reports. Many people injured violence after the police firing and death of the students. The students, belonging to All Assam Minority Students Union, were protesting against pilot project of NRC update.
As per report, But the agitating students turned violent as soon as they reached DC office and resorted to stone pelting at police and security forces stationed there. They also broke many windows, set fire to vehicles. Many police personals including senior officers got injured. Then police and security forces tried o disperse the gathering students using tear gas shells, lath charge before resorting to firing.
As per Police, three students died on the spot while one died on way to Guwahati Medical College and Hospital. All other injured are admitted in Barpeta Civil Hospital.
This is an interesting incident. Powerful student organiation AASU ( All Assam Student Union) is supporting NRC update while AAMSU is opposing it. Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has suspended the NRC update which is promptly flayed and opposed by AASU.
Are we seeing a show down between AASU and AAMSU ? It will be interesting how political parties respond to this incident and about NRC update. AASU is a powerful student body which spearheaded 1979-1985 Assam Agitation which resulted in AGP( Assam Gana Parishad) forming government!