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24-hour Assam bandh called on March 10 against Silapathar incident

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  9 March 2017 12:00 AM GMT

a Correspondent

Dibrugarh, March 8: In protest against the Silapathar incident and in demand for the arrest of the mastermind Subodhb Biswas, a 24-hour Assam bandh on March 10 from 5 am has been jointly called by Dibrugarh District Committee members of Tai Ahom Students’ Union (TASU) , Chutia Students’ Union (CSU), Gorkha Students’ Union (GSU) , Koch Rajbongshi Students’ Union (KRSU), Adivasi Students’ Union (ASU), Brihattar Axomiya Yuba Mancha ( BAYM) and various other organizations. In a press release , the leaders of the aforesaid organizations , president of TASU , Miram Gogoi ; president of CSU, Jitu Saikia ; president of GSU , Ajay Kumar Ale ; president of KRSU, Biplab Bhuyan ; president of BAYM , Mashjyoti Baruah and assistant secretary of ASU , Manoj Orang, apart from making stringent demand for giving constitutiol safeguard to the indigenous people of the State, informed that for the ongoing HSLC and Higher Secondary exams, all educatiol institutions including transport and essential services had been kept out from the purview of the bandh. Expressing their resentment over the Silapathar incident, the members of the district committee of Brihattar Axomiya Yuva Mancha on Wednesday took out a torch rally shouting slogans.

Similarly, while condemning the shameful incidence of Silapathar, the district committee members of AASU, in collaboration with various parties and organizations, on Tuesday had taken out a torchlight rally demanding immediate arrest and punishment of the activists of Nikhil Bharat Bangali Udbhastu Samany Samiti (NBBUSS) who had vandalized the AASU office and later damaged the Swahid Bedi. The procession was taken out from the district committee office of AASU and it passed through the main thoroughfare of the town. Shouting slogans, the AASU members, while demanding immediate arrest and punishment of the perpetrators of the shameful attack, called for annulment of the Citizenship Amendment Act and said that land of Assam would not be allowed to use as a grazing ground for Bangladeshis. A memorandum in this regard was submitted to Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal by the members of the district committee of Assam Yuba Parishad (AYP) and demanded that the culprits should be bbed and brought to book. President of District Committee of Yuba Parishad , Gaurishankar Das, joint secretaries , Arunjyoti Chutia and Rahul Das respectively, called upon Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal to review the government’s decision of giving citizenship rights to foreign tiols for settling down in the periphery of Assam. Similar demands were made by the president of AGP Anchalikabadi Mancha, Sunil Rajkonwar , president in-charge of AATSA, Rajen Kumar, president of Assam Jatiyatabadi Yuva Parishad Dibrugarh Town Committee, Suman Debth and general secretary , Pabitra Dutta.

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