AAMSU stages protest in Golaghat
FROM A CORRESPONDENT
GOLAGHAT, May 16: The All Assam Minorities Students’ Union (AAMSU) of Golaghat district committee staged two-hour sit-in protest near DC office here on Monday demanding release of fund for Minority Scholarship.
AAMSU’s Golaghat District Committee president Kadir Ali and general secretary Essad Hussain said that the condition of the minority people living in the state are more deplorable than tiol average.
“Literacy rate amongst the Minority people of Assam also much lesser than the tiol rate. As per recommendations of the Sacchar Committee, Prime minister’s New 15 Point Programme for the Welfare for Minorities has been launched throughout India. The clause A (5) provides for Scholarship to the students belonging to Minority community. The Central Government had been proving Minority Scholarships amongst the students for which the students availed some sort of relief as well as encouragement .Unfortutely, the Central Government has not released fund for Minority-Scholarship for Assam for the academic secession of 2015-16 for which students are facing severe hardship,” they said.
They also alleged that there are massive anomalies in distribution of minority scholarship in the state due to negligence and corrupt practice of the officials.
AAMSU activists later submitted a memorandum addressed to Prime Minister through Golaghat DC demanding immediate release of the fund of Minority Scholarship.