From a Correspondent
GAON (HAIBORGAON), February 11: “A martyr is one who sacrifices his or her earthly life for the welfare of the entire country,” senior advocate Arup Borbora said on Saturday while addressing a conclave organized by Jatiya Swahid Parial Aikya Mancha at Nehrubali field in gaon town.
Gracing the occasion as chief guest, Borbora further stated, “Central rule continues in Assam and the entire north-eastern region and since Independence, the people of Assam as well as the Northeast continue to be deprived.” Referring to all kinds of revolutions or movements which are still prevailing in the State or in the region he said, “The movement of ULFA is a history of mayhem and a history of sacrifice. This movement is still an unfinished, incomplete history and such movements will continue till the suppression and oppression of the people of the region continues.”
Advocate Borbora said that the goal or aim of any armed movement or democratic movement in the region was the same – to fight against oppression or suppression. He stated that the present BJP-led State Government had taken various initiatives for welfare of the families of the martyrs of the Assam Movement and such initiatives should also extend to the families of those martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the Assamese language during the language movement. But unfortutely, the same government had allegedly neglected the families of those martyrs, he added.
In the conclave, another senior advocate Bijon Mahajan, activists Diulip Patgiri and Lasit Bordoloi, chairman of ULFA, Arabinda Rajkhowa and general secretary Anup Chetia graced the conclave and delivered their lectures.
On the second day on Sunday, another conclave will be held at the same place in which the dispersed cadres of the organization will prepare a general common democratic platform to lead the cadres as well as the Assamese community for a new work-culture in the State.