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PTI Kolkata
Updated: 02-11-2018 23:11 IST

The West Bengal unit of the

Congress Friday blamed the "divisive politics" allegedly being

pursued by the BJP as the main reason behind the killing of

five Bengali-speaking people in Assam.

State Congress president Somen Mitra announced that

the party would observe "black day" tomorrow to protest the

killings in Tinsukia district of the neighbouring state.

Unidentified gunmen in battle fatigue shot dead five

Bengali-speaking persons including three members of a family

beside a bridge near Kheronibari village on Thursday night.

"This is not the first time we are witnessing such

kind of barbaric attack on Bengalis in Assam. In the '80s too

we witnessed such planned attacks on Bengalis," Mitra said.

"We will observe black day across the state tomorrow,"

he said.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh should immediately

visit the spot and talk to the bereaved family members, Mitra

said adding that the government should take steps to ensure

safety and security of the Bengali speaking citizens living in


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