Guwahati Today

Assam Agitation martyrs’ kin want discussion in Assembly on jobs

 ‘We have appealed to the State government to release the money to these 60 families at the earliest’

BY OUR STAFF REPORTER

GUWAHATI, Feb 5: The Sadou Asom Jatiya Swahid Parial Samanyrakhi Parishad (SAJSPSP) reiterated its appeal to Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal led-State government to accord priority to next of kin of martyrs and those affected in the Assam agitation while filling up the vacant posts in the State.

Talking to reporters here today, Parishad general secretary Manik Chandra Debath said that the organization wants the government to discuss the issue in the ongoing Budget Session of the Assembly.

“Members of 519 families were appointed during the tenure of AGP government but family members of 890 families yet to get jobs. During the 15-year-tenure of Tarun Gogoi government, only four members of martyrs’ families were appointed in different posts,” Debth said.

Families of the martyrs of the historic Assam Agitation were given Rs 5 lakh each at a function held at the College of Veteriry Science playground here at Khapara on December 10 last year.

As many as 855 agitators had lost their lives during the historic movement against illegal migrants from Bangladesh.

Debth said that of the 855 martyrs, 60 families did not get the money.

“So we have appealed to the State government to release the money to these 60 families at the earliest,” he said.