Assam Women University status
By Our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, March 26: While there appears to be no change in the stance of the Assam Government in the matter of reducing the status of the Assam Women University to that of a technical institute, several organizations and students’ bodies, including the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU), are gearing up to intensify their stir demanding scrapping of the government move.
The AASU has demanded that the status of the university be maintained by the government, that the me of the university should not be changed and that it must be allowed and facilitated to function as a full-fledged university like all other State universities. The AASU has made its demands public by issuing a press release on this behalf.
As per the AASU communiqué, the premier students’ body has decided to apprise Prime Minister rendra Modi of the matter. The AASU has resolved on sending at least 5000 letters from every district, estimated to total at least 1 lakh from the state, to the Prime Minister urging for his intervention while demanding that the status of the university must not change and that the university be allowed to grow undisturbed.
The AASU has also decided to send letters to all the MPs of the country for the protection and promotion of the AWU.
Stepping up its protest against the State Government move, the AASU will stage protest on March 28 at every district headquarters with black cloth tied over their mouth.
The AASU has alleged that despite a host of students’ bodies and other organizations across the State demanding that the AWU be protected and promoted, the State Government has not been taking any initiative in the desired direction. Hence, it has become necessary on the part of the AASU to intensify the stir and accordingly the protest programme on March 28 has been called.