The CPI(M) Assam State Committee organised a protest march in Guwahati on December 24 against the barbaric terrorist killings in Assam. Hundreds of CPI(M) activists assembled near Guwahati Club. Addressing the gathering State Secretary Uddhab Barman condemned the gruesome killing of innocent people in the district of Sonitpur and Kokrajhar on 23 December. He also strongly criticized the Assam state government for its repeated failure in providing security to the people of the State. The activists took out a procession appealing to the people to stay united and foil the nefarious designs of these forces. The procession culminated in a meeting near the Reserve Bank where Central Committee member Deben Bhattachariya reiterated Party’s demand to provide adequate security to the people of Assam. He also appealed to the people to stand unitedly in this hour of crisis and defeat the conspiracies of the terrorist forces to provoke the people of Assam and instigate fratricidal clashes. Protest actions were also organized in different districts of the state. These include Tezpur (Sonitpur District) Pathsala (Barpeta), Manikpur (Bongaigaon), Tihu (Nalbari), Rangia (Kamrup), where protest meetings and procession were organised. A team of CPI(M) leaders which visited the Sonajuli area near the Assam-Arunachal Border found total chaos and helplessness prevailing even 20 hours after the gruesome killings. CPI(M) activists are also playing an active role in organizing relief at the camp opened at Tinisuti area for the affected people in the locality.