Assam NRC row: TMC to observe ‘black day’ to protest leaders’ ‘manhandling’ at Silchar Airporthttps://indianexpress.com/article/india/assam-nrc-row-tmc-to-observe-black-day-to-protest-leaders-manhandling-silchar-airport-5290353/

Assam NRC row: TMC to observe ‘black day’ to protest leaders’ ‘manhandling’ at Silchar Airport

TMC secretary general and West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee said the party will observe "black day" in every block and district of the state on Saturday and Sunday.

An eight-member TMC delegation were stopped at the Silchar airport when they tried to enter Assam's Cachar district on Thursday.
An eight-member TMC delegation were stopped at the Silchar airport when they tried to enter Assam’s Cachar district on Thursday.

The Trinamool Congress (TMC) will observe “black day” throughout West Bengal on August 4 and 5 to protest against the detention and “manhandling” of its leaders at the Silchar airport in Assam yesterday, a senior party leader said on Friday.

TMC secretary general and West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee said the party will observe “black day” in every block and district of the state on Saturday and Sunday.

“We condemn the way the public representatives were manhandled and detained by the Assam police at the Silchar airport. They being MPs had every right to visit a place, but all rules were violated and our party delegation was stopped. This is shameful,” he told reporters in Kolkata.

An eight-member TMC delegation, which had six MPs, were stopped at the Silchar airport when they tried to enter Assam’s Cachar district to assess the ground realities after the final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) was published in the north-eastern state on Monday.

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