Candle light assemble demands justice for Margherita rape victim

Mountaineer Anshu Jamsemnpa and Miss Asia University super model Rewati Chetri joined the candle light assemble and addressed the masses

The Guwahati city unit of All Assam Gorkha Students Union (AAGSU) and several prominent personalities of Assam organized a candle light assemble seeking justice to the Margherita rape and murder victim.

The 20-years-old Champa Chetri was kidnapped on April 28 in Margherita. Her body was later recovered from Dihing River in Margherita. Two accused, Moinul Ali and Biswajit Khatri, have been arrested. A case has been registered at Margherita Police Station against the youths.

Nanda Kirati Dewan, central executive member (CEM) of AAGSU said, “The AAGSU considers rape followed by murder to be Rarest of Rare crime against Woman and nothing less than death penalty on being convicted fairly be given. AAGSU favours most sensitive and responsive mechanism to address atrocities on woman and children with deterrent laws to the extent of chemical castration and death penalty for rapists and also maintain a rape accused electronic directory to raise red alert on their movement.”

World record holder mountaineer Anshu Jamsenpa from Arunachal Pradesh, Miss Asia University 2016, Femina Miss India Miss Popular and Miss Multimedia super model Rewati Chetri, activist M Sangma from Meghalaya, president of Greater Guwahati Gorkhali Women society Lila Rai addressed more than five hundered women, youths and college students. Resham Sharma, General Secretary of AAGSU Guwahati Mahanagar, Santosh Acharya and Mona Bastola  president and general secretary respectively of Guwahati City Unit of AMGSU, Kamal Pradhan youth activist and co-convenor of Gorkha Youth of Guwahati (GYG) were present.

Hundreds of students from various colleges and universities participated in the candle light demonstration seeking justice for the victim and deterrent laws to tackle incidents as such said, Resham Sharma, general secretary of Guwahati City AAGSU.

Meanwhile, on Monday the AAGSU called Tinsukia district bandh against the brutal rape and murder of the Gorkha girl. The bandh saw widespread support from the people as all the main areas like Makum, Jagun, Margherita, Tinsukia, Bargolai have remained completely shut down. Police however detained numerous AAGSU activists for enforcing the bandh.

Speaking to mediapersons from Tinsukia district headquarters, president of Tinsukia district AAGSU Numal Chetry said, “This shutdown is mark of protest seeking justice for the victim, and the bandh was fully successful due to mass support.”

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