Delegates during the three-day-long Martyrs’ Day celebrations at Gaurang River bank complex in Assam’s Kokrajhar district Credit: EastMojo image 

Kokrajhar: The three-day-long 9th Martyrs’ Day celebration and 7th biennial conference of the All Bodoland Territorial Council Minority Student’s Union (ABTCMSU) was organised at Gaurang River bank complex in lower Assam’s Kokrajhar on Wednesday.

On the occasion, the ABTCMSU marked the death of three minority student activists, who were attacked by unknown miscreants in Rangia locality, while they were returning home after attending a programme at Kumarikata in Baksa district on October 23, 2010.

Former Assam director general of police Pallab Bhattacharya graced the opening session of the Martyrs’ Day celebration as its chief guest on Wednesday.

Former Assam DGP Pallab Bhattacharya addressing the meeting

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Addressing the public on the occasion, Bhattacharya said that the ABTCMSU has been working for the upliftment and welfare of the minority people in the region and it has especially emphasised on creating awareness on education and social integration in the region since its inception, hence bringing social welfare to the people.

Meanwhile, the minority students’ body alleged that family members of the deceased have been deprived of justice and proper compensation from the state government. The students’ union also demanded proper investigation and compensation to the martyrs’ families at the earliest.

The students’ body also demanded an investigation into the murder of its former president, Lafikul Islam Ahmed, who was shot by two unidentified gunmen on August 1, 2017.

“We want all culprits involved in the murder of Ahmed to be booked and punished,” the students’ body urged.

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