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Student bodies stage protest, demand Naga framework agreement to be made public

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Golaghat (Dhekial), Nov 13: The activists of eight student organizations on Monday staged sit-in near the Deputy Commissioner’s office protesting against building of greater Nagalim by inclusion of Assam’s land and they demanded that the Naga Framework Agreement between NSCN (IM) and the Central Government should be made public.
The activists of eight organizations like Golaghat district committee of AASU, ABSU, ATTSA, AAGSU, Tai Ahom Students’ Union, Mishing Students’ Union, AASAA, Sonowal Kachari Students’ Union and  Chutia Students’ Union raised various slogans against the Narendra Modi-led BJP Central Government as well as the Sarbananda Sonowal-led Assam government. They strongly criticized the role of the Central Government  and slammed it for taking an ‘anti-Assam’ policy in building of greater Nagalim by inclusion of large hectares of Assam’s land.
They demanded that the framework agreement between the Central Government and NSCN (IM) should be made public very soon, the government should provide assurance that not even one inch of Assam’s land would be included in Nagalim, clear all land illegally encroached upon by Naga people in Assam land and to provide adequate security to people of Assam in the border areas.
 The organizations declared that on November 15 and November 17, a bike rally would be taken out at Doyang border area and Dhansiri subdivision in protest against building of greater Nagalim and to create awareness among the people of the Assam-Nagaland border. In the protest, Golaghat AASU secretary Abhibartan Goswami, former AASU leader Dwipen Dutta, Manuwar Hussain, AASAA secretary Jagish Baraik, ABSU secretary Nileswar Brahma, Prem Newar, Eaju Sonowal, Binod Gowala and Mridul Saikia spoke on the Assam-Nagaland border issues.  
Activists of Ahom Sena Golaghat district committee also staged protest separately  and demanded that the Naga framework agreement should be made public. The secretary and president of the organization, Trinayan Rajkumar and Nripen Konwar,  slammed the BJP government and demanded the government to withdraw the agreement immediately, otherwise the government would face massive agitation very soon.