Agnipath: Assam police detains Left-wing activists before protest, says CPI(M)


Agnipath: Assam police detain Left-wing activists before the protest, says CPI(M)

The Assam unit of the CPI (M) has claimed that party leaders and various left-wing organizations like SFI and DYFI on Monday called on the state government to thwart protests against the Centre’s Agni Path scheme. He was taken into custody by police throughout the day.

The opposition party also alleged that it had received a legal notice from the police to withdraw from Assam even though it had not made any such call.
The SFI, DYFI, and All Assam Krishak Sabha (AAKS) today called for a protest against the Agni Path scheme. CPI (M) state general secretary Suparkash Talqdar said that SFI state general secretary Niranksh Nath, AAKS senior leader Takin Das and CPI (M) state leader Nain Bhuvan were given Tinsukia, respectively. Jorhat and Kokrajhar were arrested on Sunday.

Talqdar told a press conference here that some other people managed to escape the police dragon.
He said that supporters of SFI, DYFI, and AKS had protested against the Agni Path scheme in Guwahati city and Nagun, Jorhat, and Barpeta districts.

He claimed that protesters were arrested in the Barpita district at several places like Guwahati and Kalguchia.

The CPI (M) has not called for any protest or shutdown in the state, and yet, this morning we have received a legal notice from the Panbazar police station here asking us to withdraw the shutdown. ۔ “It simply came to our notice then.
The CPI (M) leader stressed that the police did not even know which organization had called for the protest.

He said it was a mockery of the state Home Department and its intelligence wings.

Demanding immediate withdrawal of the notice, Talqdar said the CPI (M) wanted to know the basis on which the notice was issued.

He claimed that the police had issued similar word notices to various SFI, DYFI, and AAKS district units, and asked them to withdraw their programs.

He claimed that in some cases, local leaders were called by the police and verbally warned.

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