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4 killed in Barpeta police firing

Four people died and over 50 others have been injured when police opened fire on a group of student protesters trying to stall government proceedings of updating the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Barpeta on Wednesday.

According to information, over 10,000 protesters led by leaders of the All Assam Minority Students' Union went on the rampage on in Barpeta town demanding cancellation of the NRC pilot project.

Senior police officials said the mob turned violent and started vandalism, attacking shops and private vehicles and tried storming the district magistrate's office. Initially, police resorted to lathicharge and then opened fire in the air before firing on the crowd to disperse them. Three protesters were killed and 50 injured in the police action whilke another seruously injured people died on the way to GMCH along with others.

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Juthika Das's picture

Journalist from Barpeta.


Jayanta Kumar Das's picture

The incident was expected in the sense that a few religious leaders had warned action against the govt.process
Jyotirmoy's picture

What is the meaning of a "Minority" students union?

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