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Tribute paid to martyrs of Assam Movement

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  15 Aug 2016 12:00 AM GMT

From a Correspondent
TANGLA, August 14: “We will not let the sacrifice of 855 martyrs of the Assam Movement go in vain. The historic Assam Accord, signed on this very day 31 years ago to detect and deport illegal immigrants in the north-eastern State, has yet not been implemented,” said Jayanta Kr. Bhattacharya, assistant general secretary AASU (All Assam Students’ Union) at a tribute programme to the martyrs of the Assam Movement held at Tangla under the aegis of Tangla regiol AASU unit. The programme was attended by senior citizens and educationists of the area who offered tributes to the 855 martyrs of the Assam Movement by lighting 855 earthen lamps on Sunday. Though the accord was signed to end a six-year-long mass movement demanding detection and deportation of illegal immigrants, mostly from Bangladesh, who threatened the culture, identity and economic future of the indigenous people of Assam, successive Central and State governments have failed to implement key clauses of the agreement, the student leader observed. Bhattacharya exhorted both the State and Central governments for the implementation of the Assam Accord for the greater interest of the indigenous people of the State. The members of Tangla Silpi Samaj, Udalguri Sahitya Sabha and family members of the martyrs also attended the programme.

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