GUWAHATI: The Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) to submit a memorandum to President Ram Nath Kovind seeking justice for the five martyrs, who lost their lives during the anti-CAA movement last year.
State Congress will collect signatures of 20 lakh people to back the memorandum.
APCC president Ripun Bora informed the media that it will seek the President’s intervention in setting up an inquiry into the entire incident and an investigation as to how the firing took place during the protests.
Bora added that the memorandum will also ask the government to provide an ex-gratia of Rs. 20lakh to each of the martyrs’ families and that the officer who fired on the innocent lives should be punished.
APCC is also contemplating moving to Gauhati high court (GHC) seeking justice for the five martyrs.