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TMC takes out rally against killing of labourers in Kashmir

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

The Trinamool Congress on Monday took out a candle light march here to protest against killing of five labourers from the state in Kashmir last month.

Senior TMC leaders- Sashi Panja and Santanu Sen- participated in the march from Birla Planetarium to Gandhi statue at Mayo road, demanding an impartial inquiry into the carnage on October 29.

Five labourers - all residents of Bahalnagar village in Murshidabad district - were shot dead by terrorists in Kulgam district of Kashmir on Tuesday last. Another labourer from the same place was critically injured in the attack. They had gone to the valley to work at apple orchards.

"We want an impartial inquiry. The party would stand by the family members of the five victims and extend all possible support to them," Sen said.

Carrying posters and placards demanding an impartial inquiry, the TMC activists criticised the central government for its faulty policies regarding Kashmir which they alleged has led to such a situation in the valley.

West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee had earlier strongly condemned killing of the farm workers and demanded a "strong investigation" into the incident to find out the "real truth".

Her government provided a compensation of Rs 5 lakh each to the victims' families.

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First Published: Mon, November 04 2019. 19:35 IST