Assam: 7 AASU Members Shave Off Their Hair As Sign Of Protest
In a sit-in protest by AASU for BVFCL, Namrup, 7 members shaved their hair off in front of the Deputy Commissioner office at Dibrugarh on Wednesday
DIBRUGARH : 7 members of the All Assam Students Union (AASU) had snipped their hair off as sign of sharp protest. Around 300 students got engaged in a sit-in protest in front of the Deputy Commissioner's office in Dibrugarh on Wednesday.
The main agenda of the protest was to remind the higher authorities about it's promise to set up the forth unit Brahmaputra Valley Fertilizer Corporation Limited (BVFCL) at Nampur. The 300 student bodies raised their voice against the government who is allegedly trying to privatise the project. The protesters had criticized the government regarding it's failure to set up the forth unit of BVFCL. They had also laid a letter to the Governor of Assam through the Deputy Commissioner, in order to give a thorough check in the progress of the Brahmaputra Valley Fertilizer Corporation Limited. The students had also mentioned about the government trying to strategically privatise the fertilizer plant.
Namrup AASU leader Ashim Phukan stated that, "as BVFCL is slowly losing it's relevance, we have all shaved our heads to mourn for the deceased project. Keeping aside the needs and livelihoods of the employees in the power plant the government is busy playing their nasty little politics. The government is acting all blind. We are not alien to the fact that the government is trying to gradually privatise the BVFCL. We all have a sentimental value towards this project as it is one of the oldest industries that stood in the passing time. We strongly oppose the government in privatising the BVFCL ".
Arindam Dahotia, the Namrup general secretary of AASU also showed his anger and criticized the government for their laid back attitude towards setting up the project. This is in spite of continuous assurance by the government to set up the forth unit of BVFCL in Namrup. The AASU leader also mentions about how the 2nd and 3rd unit are struggling due to old machinery and technologies which is affecting the production of fertilizers. Both the units are in the weak spot to produce urea as per the state's need. The AASU leader further says that only the forth unit could help strengthen the existence of the BVFCL.
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