Appeal all Political Parties to be Peaceful in their Protests: Alok Kumar
GUWAHATI: Assam Chief secretary Alok Kumar on February 2, appealed to all political parties to remain democratic, dignified and peaceful in their protests and said that leaders of all political parties should take responsibility for the same.
Addressing a press meet at Janata Bhawan along with director general of police (DGP) Kuladhar Saikia, Kumar said, “Our concern is that while the public protests are happening democratically, we must give space to people who have different views than us. We have observed certain deviations of late and the government feels that we need to take stock of that and try to be as tolerant as possible.”
Recently, the state has witnessed some protests which turned violent in Tinsukia and Nalbari where agitators were protesting against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016.
Kumar added that discourse should not degenerate into violent behaviour on the streets as it may go out of control of the organisers and even the law and order authorities.
Further, the DGP stated that while the law and order situation is mostly under control across the state, they are dealing strictly wherever such incidents take place.
He added that the police has so far arrested nine persons in Nalbari and five persons in Tinsukia district.
Assam Chief secretary Alok Kumar in a press meet