Representatives of over 22 organisations have threatened to stage a nude protest in upper Assam’s Sivasagar town on Wednesday to protest against the government’s failure to punish the Army personnel involved in the molestation of a girl at Dolpa area in the district on July 13.
Hundreds of activists from different organizations, including All Tai Ahom Students Union (Atasu), Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) and Brihattar Asomiya Yuba Mancha (BAYM), will stage their protest in front of deputy commissioner’s office demanding immediate punishment of the accused jawan.
Atasu adviser Aswini Chetia said, “We will stage a nude protest in front of the Sivasagar DC’s office against the government’s failure to punish the Army personnel involved in the molestation of an Assamese girl in Dolpa.”
He adds: “On July 20, we had staged a dharna demanding immediate exemplary punishment to the guilty jawan. We also demanded compensation of Rs 10 lakh or a government job and dismissal of the officer in-charge of Nitaipukhuri police station within three days. But the administration has failed to take any steps.”
BAYM general secretary Yadav Gogoi said, “People of Sivasagar feel the government and other agencies have not treated the two molestation incidents that occurred in Guwahati and Sivasagar equally. Although they were sincere in hunting down and punishing the offenders of the Guwahati molestation incident, they have turned a blind eye to the Sivasagar incident.”
The incident occurred when a 13-member team of the Naujan-based 287 Army field regiment was patrolling in the flood-affected Dolpa village. An Army court of inquiry took the accused, identified as Anil Kumar Upadhaya, in remand from the chief judicial magistrate, Sivasagar after police produced him before the court.
-via The Times of India.