Spell out timeframe for implementation: AASU
Assam Accord completes 32 years, many clauses still to be implemented
By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Aug 14: The All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) has got its message – immediate implementation of various clauses of the Assam Accord – across through the lighting of as many as 32 lamps at various places in the State on Monday, barely 12 hours before the Independence Day.
Each and every regiol committee of the AASU observed the day by lighting lamps in their respective areas so as to remind the government of its failure to implement clauses of the Assam Accord even after 32 years of its signing. At Guwahati, the Day was observed under the aegis of the All Guwahati Students’ Union (AGSU) at Latasil playground. AASU president Dipanko Kumar th, chief adviser Dr. Samujjal Kumar Bhattacharya, Tripura Chatra Federation adviser-cum-NESO vice president Upendra Debburma, various organizations associated with the Assam Agitation, people associated with the movement, noted citizens, artistes, students and others took part in the programme.
Speaking at the programme, Dipanko Kumar th said: “The government has to stipulate a time-frame for the implementation of the Assam Accord.”
Bhattacharya said: “The powers that be in the State and at the Centre have been showing disrespect to the Assam Agitation by not implementing the Accord in toto. In accordance with Clause 7 of the Accord, flood and erosion in Assam has to be declared as a tiol problem.”
Debburma said: “The Assam Accord has to be implemented. Only 11 lakh of the 37 lakh population in Tripura are the indigenous Tripuris. The indigenous people of Assam have to fight all out to ensure the supremacy of the indigenous people of the State.”
The AASU has spelt it out in no uncertain terms that ‘32 years has been elapsed after the signing of the Assam Accord. It high time the powers that be would stipulate a timeframe as to when they will implement the Accord’.