Rights activists, journalists, students and educationists organized a protest outside Bihar House in the national capital against the police firing on poor villagers in Forbesganj municipality in Araria District, Bihar.
Addressing the gathering, CJVFF convener Mehtab Alam said: ”Five people, including a pregnant woman and a six-month-old baby, were killed while nine others were injured in the incident.”
He said that they would approach the National Commission for the Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) and the National Commission for Women (NCW).
The protesters condemned the police brutalities in strong words and the failure of the state government in punishing the guilty while chanting slogans, “bol re saathi halla bol, Nitish prashasan par hall bol.”
They demanded a compensation of Rs 10 lakh for those who have been killed as proposed in the Communal and Targeted Violence Bill to each family along with government service to one of the dependents, 1 lakh for the injured, judicial time-bound probe into the entire incident by a sitting judge of the high court, immediate suspension of all the police personnel involved in the case and registration of a first information report (FIR) against them under Section 307 of the Indian Penal Code.
Talking to , noted civil rights activist Shabnam Hashmi said that the whole incident was pre-planned and designed by the Nitish-led coalition Government of Bihar, of which Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is an alliance partner.