UNCIVILISED & BARBARIC ACT IN INDEPENDENT INDIA
Violence continued to rock Assam on Tuesday following the 36-hour general strike called by the AllAdivasi Students’ Association of Assam. More than 15 people were injured and several vehicles damaged in separate incidents across the state. The retaliatory violence during an unruly adivasi rally in Guwahati on Saturday, when an adivasi woman was stripped in public and assaulted, has, meanwhile, shocked a wide cross-section of people, including intellectuals and members of women’s organisations, who have described it as “uncivilised” and “barbaric”.
On Tuesday, security sources said bandh supporters attacked a group of All-Assam Students’ Union activists near Bordubi village in Upper Assam’s Tinsukia district.
The bandh supporters and adivasi students also attacked a police vehicle and injured a police constable. Two AASU activists were also wounded in a separate attack, a senior police officer at Tinsukia said.
- Deccan Chronicle, November 28, 2007