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Intellectuals in Kolkata condemn Assam killings

IANS  |  Kolkata 

A section of intellectuals, close to the ruling Trinamool Congress, on Sunday condemned the massacre of five in Assam's district on November 1.

They staged a protest demonstration here, and accused the of creating unrest in the north-eastern state.

"The terror outfit that was initially suspected has also denied involvement. Who then is responsible for the brutal killings?," Subhaprasanna said.

The intellectuals also slammed the Centre's role in the roll-out of the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC), which has allegedly caused tension in the state.

"It is unbelievable that any human being can make unarmed people stand and shoot them ruthlessly. There was a cordial existence of Bengalis and Assamese in but since the roll-out of the draft NRC, peace has been disrupted," said.

He said that the ruthless killings were a reflection of that unrest.

A vicious environment of "aggressive regionalism" is prevailing in the country, said a delegation that visited Dhala in Assam's district on Sunday.



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First Published: Sun, November 04 2018. 21:30 IST