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,"
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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