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AAMSU stages sit-in, demands supply of textbooks

From our Correspondent

KOKRAJHAR, Feb 7: The All Assam Minority Students’ Union (AAMSU) on Tuesday staged a two-hour sit-in, in front of the DC office, Kokrajhar, demanding immediate distribution of free textbooks to all schools.

Hundreds of activists participated in the protest with placards, festoons and shouted slogans against the apathy of the department concerned towards education. A memorandum was submitted to the Chief Minister demanding immediate supply and distribution of Bodo medium textbooks to make the new education policy open for public consultation.

Participating in the dhar, Anowar Hussain, president of Kokrajhar district AAMSU said massive shortage of textbooks all over Assam showed the repeated negligence by the BJP government of Assam towards the Minority community. He said this was a blatant infringement of the Right to Education, the fundamental rights under Article 21A of the Constitution of India. He slammed the State Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma for failing to provide the books as per assurance on New Year’s eve. He also said that the BJP-led State Government had totally failed in ensuring welfare of all communities.