LAKHIMPUR, July 25: Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuva Parishad (AJYP) strongly reiterated its demands to introduce comprehensive self-government system in Assam and to grant dual citizenship to the original inhabitants of the State by amending the Constitution. Observing its 18th foundation day centrally in Lakhimpur on Wednesday, the organization put forward the demands again to the Union government in the open session-cum-public meeting held on the occasion.
“The Centre has not introduced the comprehensive self-government system in the State. It also has hatched a conspiracy to discriminate the communities living in the State by awarding them partial self-governance instead of the comprehensive one, by separating them from one another. We warned the Centre not to do this anymore. On the other hand, dual citizenship system for the original inhabitants of the State has become more realistic now,” stated Sudipta Hazarika, the general secretary of the central committee of the organization while inaugurating the open session-cum-public meeting held at Lakhimpur District Library auditorium under the chairmanship of its president, Suraj Hatimuria.
In his lecture, Hazarika sharply criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not taking steps to extradite the 60 lakh illegal foreigners from Assam as he had declared before the parliamentary election. In the public meeting on the topic ‘The role of nationalist organizations in the present situation of Assam’, adviser of the organization, Surajit Bhuyan delivered a thought-provoking lecture on the stipulated topic as appointed speaker while Golap Sarmah Baruah, Principal of Kendriya Mahavidyalaya, Rukma Gohain Baruah, Principal of PG College, Jiban Rajkhowa, State secretary of All Assam Unemployed Association, social activists Dr. Abu Taher Ahmed and Sajad Hussain participated in the event as guests of honour.
On the other hand, renowned lawyer of Gauhati High Court, Ramesh Chandra Borpatra Gohain delivered an informative lecture on ‘Comprehensive self-government and dual citizenship’ in the symposium held on the occasion.
The day-long programme of the 18th foundation day celebration of the organization began with the unfurling of flag by president Suraj Hatimuria. Sudipta Hazairka paid floral tribute to the martyrs while NE Hero Arunoday Award winner Lila Hazarika launched the plantation drive. The organizational workshop was chaired by Lakhimpur district president Lulu Baruah and secretary Mobin Ahmed delivered the welcome address. Adviser Surajit Bhuyan and president Suraj Hatimuria participated in the event as the resource persons.