KOKRAJHAR: The All Adivasi Students’ Association of Assam (Aasaa) on Friday staged a demonstration near the Kokrajhar DC’s office seeking a CBI inquiry into the killing of Adivasi leaders and ethnic violence in Kokrajhar, Bongaigaon and Dhubri districts in 1996.
The students’ body also demanded a CBI probe into eviction of Adivasis in the Lungsung area of the district and immediate arrest those who attacked Inus Tudu. It also submitted a memorandum to the CM through the DC.
Joseph Kr Ming, secretary (Aasaa), along with president Rafel Kujur, participated in the demonstration to raise their voices against negligence in investigation into the killing of Aasaa president Bosco Chermako’s killing and other Adivasi leaders’ murders.
Ming expressed concern over the killing of Adivasis and their leaders in Kokrajhar district and negligence in the inquiry initiated by the government. He alleged that the culprits were moving freely after committing the crime.
Ming demanded a CBI inquiry into the killing of Bosco Chermako at Jacobpur on February 22. He said the CID probe was not at all satisfactory. He said, “We also demand a CBI inquiry into the ethnic violence of 1996 where about 8,000 Adivasis were killed and about two lakh people were displaced and rendered homeless.” He alleged that the S Haque enquiry Commission was just an eyewash and demanded transparency of the report over ethnic violence.
He also sought a CBI investigation into the killing of Philimon Hembrom, Andrias Marandi and Bodon Hasda. Ming demanded a probe into eviction of Adivasis from the Lungsung area of Kokrajhar and immediate grant of land of pattas to people of Lungsung besides proper rehabilitation of the displaced.Courtesy:TimesofIndia.