LAKHIMPUR: The Lakhimpur district unit of the All Assam Students' Union (AASU) and 30 other ethnic organizations will initiate intensified stir demanding for the timely implementation of Clause 6 of the Assam Accord and against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), 2019, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), 2020 draft, big river dam construction and many other issues.
Lakhimpur AASU took this decision in a crucial joint meeting held with the 30 ethnic organizations at Swahid Bhavan on Saturday. The meeting commenced with president Pulokjyoti Borah in the chair while general secretary Dhanmoni Dutta explained the purpose of the programme.
Lakhimpur AASU president and general secretary told The Sentinel that the representatives of the ethnic organizations held crucial discussion over the aforementioned issues. The meeting also discussed about the sensitive problems of the indigenous people of the State along with the crucial problems of Lakhimpur district too.
In the meeting, the organizations took several resolutions with regard to the discussed issues. According to this resolutions, Lakhimpur AASU, with the ethnic organizations, will stage strong protest by forming human chain on September 25 demanding for the timely implementation of Clause 6 of the Assam Accord as per recommendation of the high-level committee. This programme will be initiated as part of the initiative taken by the central committee of the organization. Further, the organizations will jointly intensify agitation against CAA, EIA-2020 Draft, Subansiri Lower Hydroelectric Project and massive corruption allegedly going on in various departments of the district.
On the other hand, the joint meeting raised demands to stop the encroachment from across the border upon the forest land of Assam belonging to Lakhimpur district, to resolve Assam-Arunachal border dispute, to mitigate the flood and erosion problem caused by rivers Ranganadi, Subansiri, Dikrong and Singara, to control black markets of opium, gambling, narcotic drugs, fake currency and fake gold unabatedly going on in Lakhimpur district.
The meeting vehemently condemned the attack on Prashanta Sonowal, the former president of Sonowal Kachari Students' Union, by Arunachali people some days ago. The meeting also condemned Lakhimpur Divisional Forest Officer Jadab Chandra Nath, alleging his involvement in the destruction of forest resources and running of illegal quarries in the district and demanded his removal from the district.
The Lakhimpur AASU president and general secretary further informed that all the organizations in the meeting laid stress on rooting out the Sarbananda Sonowal-led BJP government in the ensuing assembly election. They said that the BJP-led State Government and the Chief Minister had betrayed the Assamese community.
"Sarbananda Sonowal could not fulfil the hopes and aspirations of the people of the State, but he approved the CAA which is an alarming threat to the existence of the indigenous communities," they said.