Assam oppn demands discussion on girl killing, border violence
Guwahati: Noisy scenes prevailed in the Assam Assembly Monday as the Opposition parties - AGP, BJP, AIUDF and BPF demanded a discussion over violence along Assam-Nagaland border and killing of a school girl by NDFB(S) terrorists for allegedly being an informer of police.
While the Opposition AIUDF demanded resignation of the government as "it has no moral right", Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said the 16-year-old girl Priya Basumatary was "not a police informer".
As soon as the House met this morning, BPF MLA Pramila Rani Brahma raised the issue of killing of the girl at the beginning of the Question Hour, when Gogoi was present.
Joining her and adding the issue of violence at Uriamghat area in Golaghat district along the Assam-Nagaland border and the subsequent deterioration of law and order situation in the district, entire Opposition rose on their feet and shouted demanding a discussion over the two issues.
AIUDF`s Abdur Rahim Khan said, "Meghalaya, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh -- everyone is killing Assamese people. This government has no moral right to stay and it should resign immediately."
Brahma then walked into the well of the House and stood just in front of the Speaker`s table for around 10 minutes raising the law and order situation of the state.
Speaker Pranab Kumar Gogoi said "Priya was killed a couple of days back but everyone kept silent. But after few days only, all started reacting and now you are also raising the issue... I will request the CM to make a statement after the Question Hour."
On this, AGP MLA Padma Hazarika said only a statement from the Chief Minister would not work and a discussion was needed as these two were very serious law and order issues.
Another AGP MLA Phani Bhusan Choudhury said the House can discuss the issue as per Section 144(2) of the rules of the Assembly proceedings provided the Speaker agrees to it.
Congress MLA Himanta Biswa Sarma also urged the Speaker to give time to discuss the issues.
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