Women protest with heads tonsured
SNS decries policy of ming model colleges under Deendayal Upadhyaya
By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Sept 1: Three Swadhin ri Shakti (SNS) activists have come out with an unprecedented style of opposition to the ming of model colleges in the State after Pandit Deendayal Upadhayay. The three women have their heads tonsured as a mark of protest to government’s move on the proposed model colleges.
Three members of the organization, along with its other members, staged a dhar at Dighalipukhuripar in the city on Friday.
Addressing the press at Guwahati Press Club after the dhar, SNS working president Mousumi Prabhat Bora said: “We’ve elected the BJP to power with much hopes and aspirations. That was a misplaced trust. In order to get rid of the sin we’ve committed by voting BJP to power, three of our members have taken the extreme step of shaving their hair off. What else can be more painful for a woman than having the hair that cascades down around her shoulder tonsured? Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma is an inspiration for the younger generation. However, we like to request him to stay away from taking any decision that goes against the interest of the State. He should think for the ‘jaati, maati’ and ‘bheti’. The model colleges in the State can be med after Srimanta Sankaradeva and any other great persolity of the State. We’re even ready to accept if the colleges are med after Himanta Biswa Sarma’s father Late Kailash th Sarma who had contributed a lot to culture in the State.”
Reacting sharply to, what they quoted Sarma as saying, ‘the government was not formed with the votes of Assamese’, the SNS members said: “The minister should tender an abject apology before the people of Assam. State BJP president Ranjit Kumar Dass should also tender an apology before the people of the State for making a comment with blithe disregard to Sudhakantha Dr. Bhupen Hazarika recently. The government should ensure women’s security. If all these do move the government, it’s certain that they’re working only for their own interests. Besides ensuring security of the indigenous people of the State, the government should act tough against those who belittle the great persolities of Assam.”