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Silapathar attack: AASU protests rock State

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  11 March 2017 12:00 AM GMT

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JORHAT, March 10: Over 6,000 activists of All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) along with several other organizations on Friday took out a massive protest rally in Jorhat demanding implementation of Assam Accord and deportation of illegal Bangladeshi infiltrators from the State. The organizations also demanded the government to arrest the culprits involved in Silapathar incident without further delay.

AASU started their programme- Satyagraha at Jorhat stadium at around 11 am on Friday. The AASU activists took out their rally via A.T Road, Gar Ali and KB Road at the heart of the town.

More than ten organizations including AJYCP, ATASU, ATTSA, Takam Mishing Porin Kabang, Schedule Caste Students’ Union, Schedule Caste Mahila Samiti, Axom Xahitya Xabha, All Assam Karmachari Parishad, Brihattar Sacheton garik Mancha, Sangeet Silpi Santha took part in the programme. Activists of four Bengali organizations like Bengali Yuba Chatra Federation, Hari Sabha Puja Mandir, Lakshmi Union Bengali Club and Bengali Samaj Kalyan Samiti also participated in the rally.

Activists of Nikhil Bharat Bangali Udbastu Samany Samiti (NBBUSS) had ransacked AASU office at Silapathar in Dhemaji district on March 6. Various organizations have launched agitation against the Government for its failure to arrest the culprits involved in the incident.

AASU publicity secretary Biren Saikia said, “We condemned the Silapathar incident and demanded to the government to arrest the culprits immediately. The attack on AASU office at Silapathar is the attack on the self-respect of Assam and Assamese people. We never allow them to do so and warned them not to repeat such acts in future.”

He added, “Despite repeated demands the government has still failed to implement Assam Accord till date. As a result Assam has been bearing the brunt of illegal Bangladeshi infiltrators which has been posing a serious threat to the ethnic people in the state. We demanded to the government to take immediate steps to detect and deport the Bangladeshi tiols from the state.

DULIAJAN: Protests against the Silapathar incident continued in Duliajan as members of Duliajan unit of All Assam Mottock Yuba Chatra Sanmillan (AAMYCS) burnt the effigy of the, Subodh Biswas, president of NBBUSS, in front of OIL market , Duliajan on Thursday. Duliajan regiol unit of All Assam Students’ Union (AASU), in association with several organisations of Duliajan including AJYCP, ATTSU, ATTSA, Mottock Yuba Chatra Sanmillan , Nibanuau Parishad, Brihattar Asomiya Yuba Mancha , Brihaatar Asomiya Mahila Mancha, took out a torch rally from the premises of Sawahid Bedi here in protest against the attack on Silapathar AASU office. The protesters shouted various slogans demanding an enquiry besides arrest and exemplary punishment of the culprits involved in the incident. The Tai Ahom Yuba Parishad, Dibrugarh district unit also took out a torch rally from Bihutoli premises, Duliajan in protest against the Silapathar incident.

TINSUKIA: With several Bengali organisations vehemently condemning the Silapathar incident, few leading citizens of Tinsukia strongly criticized unhealthy ‘double game’ of BJP-led government. Dr Sushanta Kar said a minority community would not have dared to commit such an offence unless being supported and provoked by strong political force without assessing its impact on the society, at a time when Bengali community as whole accepted Assamese culture and language as its integral part.

Sudden upsurge by a section of people under the influence of politically motivated persons often leads to fratricidal wars, maintained Dr Kar.

He, however, observed that in certain parts of Assam particularly a section of lower caste legitimate Bengali Hindus had been harassed in the me of D voters which the organisation like NIBBUSS perhaps had exploited in Silapathar.

Sankar Gupta, an artiste and social activist was surprised over Sipapathar incident. Terming it as most unfortute in the history of Assam demanded that the culprits who masterminded the dastardly act should be brought to justice.

The conglomerate of ten Bengali organisation including its literary body Nikhil Bharat Banga Sahitya Sanmilan in a press meet here at Durgabari Hall on Thursday evening while condemning the Silapathar incident in strongest term, demanded arrest of all culprits and called upon all sections of society to refrain from any sort of violence and misunderstanding and to maintain brotherhood. The speakers categorically asserted that they would not support breach in peace and tranquility in Assam.

Meanwhile, more 2000 students and general public including various organizations under the banner of AASU took out a rally in main thoroughfares of Tinsukia town on Friday. They blamed RSS and BJP behind the incident and shouted slogans against these organizations.

GOLAGHAT (Dhekial): As part of the State-wide agitation, All Assam Students’ Union (AASU)’s Golaghat district unit also took out Ga Satyagrah in Golaghat on Friday, protesting against the attack on AASU office at Silapathar by Nikhil Bharat Bangali Udbastu Samanvay Samiti (NIBBUSS).

Thousands of AASU activists as well as representatives of other organizations took part in the programme. Taking part in the programme, the former AASU leader and noted jourlist Dwipen Dutta said that attack on AASU and portrait of Bhupen Hazariak as well as Swahid Bedi in the land of Assam by an unfamiliar organisation who lead the illegal Hundu migrants was never tolerable.

He said that government should have to take initiative against like this anti-Assamese organisation immediately.

Activists of Chutia Students’ Union, Tai Ahom Students’ Union, AKRSU, Ahom Se, AJYCP, Gorkha Students’ Union, TMPK and various noted person and leader of social organisation delivered speeches over this issue and strongly condemned the incident that took place at Silapathar. A rally was taken out through the Golaghat town which was started from Golaghat AASU office. In the rally it was seen that the Bengali people were come out from their home and took part in the rally with a displaying play cards by shouting various slogans against Nikhil Bharat Bangali Udbastu Samanvay Samiti (NIBBUSS) and demanded to punish prime accused of Silapathar incident.

The people belonging to Bengali community staged a protest in front of Deputy Commissioner’s office on Friday against Silapathar incident and demanding arrest of Subudh Biswas immediately. A huge mob gathered in front of Deputy Commissioner’s office and shouted various slogans against Nikhil Bharat Bangali Udbastu Samanvay Samiti (NIBBUSS) and demanded arrest Subudh Biswas who allegedly instigated the people to attack on AASU office at Silapathar.

Talking to mediapersons, RG Karmakar said, “We have been living in Assam peacefully but some miscreants always trying to divide the people on religious and linguistic lines.” They submitted a memorandum to Deputy Commissioner, Golaghat demanding action against NIBBUSS and anti-Assamese organisation in Assam. UDALGURI: The Udalguri district committee AASU submitted a memorandum to the Prime Minister, Chief Minister and BTC Chief demanding immediate steps to repeal the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, implementation of Assam accord, and book all the culprits involved in the Silapathar incident. The memorandum was sent through the Deputy Commissioner of Udalguri. Before submitting the memorandum AASU’s Udalguri district committee activists took out a procession from Golmagaon High School field to Udalguri DC court.

Jayanta Bhattacharya, assistant secretary, Bitopan Das, central executive member, Pranjal Patowary the Udalguri district President AASU and Pur Kirat Rai, president of Udalguri district committee of AAGSU, demanded immediate arrest of Subodh Biswas, the main accused on the Silapathar incident. Hundreds of student activists from various anchalik committees of AASU gathered Golmagaon High School field to register their protests against the Silapathar incident and Bangladeshi issues.

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