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Assam:An all-party goodwill team to visit vandalised AASU office site!
Guwahati:An all-party goodwill team under the leadership of Deputy Speaker Dilip Kumar Paul will visit Silapathar in Dhemaji district of northern Assam for an on-the-spot enquiry into yesterday's alleged vandalism of an All Assam Students Union office. This was announced by Speaker Hitendra Nath Goswami after a detailed discussion on yesterday's incident in the state legislative assembly here today.
He said the goodwill team will submit its report to the House.
"This is a condemnable incident. All such divisive forces should be curbed strictly. The government should take action against such anti-social elements trying to do divisive acts," Goswami said.
While urging the government to ensure security for all sections of the society, he also urged the people to show restraint.
Giving details of the incident, Parliamentary Affairs Chandra Mohan Patowary said around 100 people marched towards Silapathar town after attending a public meeting by Nikhil Bharat Bangali Udbastu Samanway Samitee (NIBBUSS) yesterday. "They damaged the AASU office and clashed with its members. After reaching the spot, police used tear gas shells to control the situation. The protesters also burnt one or two vehicles," he added.
Patowary said, already nine persons have been arrested and police investigation is going on in full swing, "adding CRPF and Indian Reserve Police Force have been deployed to maintain peace in the area". "We condemn the entire incident. We have already ordered an enquiry committee by Additional Chief Secretary V B Pyarelal and it will submit its report witin 30 days. We will take strict action and will not allow such meetings in future," the Minister said.
Earlier, all the members cutting across party lines condemned the incident during Zero Hour and demanded strict action against the culprit.