Letters to THE EDITOR: An Appeal

Letters to THE EDITOR: An Appeal

An Appeal

During the Assam Agitation, thousands of students across the state boycotted classes and refrained from appearing in exams. This resulted in loss of vital year or two of students and for some their career got ruined. This time again, some students are resorting to class boycott in some of the prominent colleges across the state over Citizenship (Amendment) Bill but my humble request to those agitating students to not play with their careers. The experience of the earlier agitation is post conclusion of agitation where some people like Prafulla Mahanta, Atul Bora, Samujjal Bhattacharjee, etc became tall leaders and those protesting students had to rue for their vanished careers. The current crop of leaders under whom these students are risking their careers will never come to their help nor would they show any sympathy.

It is my earnest appeal to the agitating students to resume their classes as examinations are approaching. They can always voice their concern or protest in some other peaceful and non violent way.

Aparna Sarma,

Ambari, Guwahati.

Hollow Promises

Commitments made by our top leaders that include our Prime minister, Chief Minister and Union surface Transport minister were not honoured at all on certain cases.

Prime Minister promises before a huge crowd before the last General election for Loksabha (2014) that BJP once voted to power, all Bangladeshis should get ready to leave Assam within 15 days, but reality speaks otherwise.

Nitin Gadkari, the Union surface Transport Minister, on several occasions repeated that several (specific amount cannot be mentioned) Lakhs crore of rupees have been available to construct all the roads of the north-east at the beginning of the Sarbananda Sonowal led ministry in Assam but much water have been flowed beneath the Saraighat Bridge since then, the reality is yet be fully materialized.

About a year back, our Chief Minister promised that a one time relief (Rs. 5000/-) would be given to all the differently able persons of Assam, which still remains a dream for them. Only the other day, the C.M. distributed cheque of Rs1000 to the differently able persons of Guwahati in Kalakshetra. This was a welcome gesture. But what about the fate of such persons living outside Guwahati?

In Dibrugarh, the prospect of getting the said pension is a distant dream for such persons. The functioning of the social welfare office here is also questionable. It is learnt that all such persons have been asked by the office to throng a particular room of AMCH. Accordingly, when these persons gathered there facing unspeakable difficulty for physical verification, some Doctors were absent. One of my cousin's son in Santipara who is completely blind from birth failed to get verified and was asked to report on 18 instant. So, it shows that there is lack of co-ordination. May heaven help this wretched lot!

Ashok Bordoloi,


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