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Assam Govt's Hoarding In Assamese Language Smeared With Black Ink By Suspected BDYF Activist

The holding which was place in front of Silchar Railway Station was smeared by black ink allegedly by BDYF activist.

Assam Govts Hoarding In Assamese Language Smeared With Black Ink By Suspected BDYF Activist

Sentinel Digital Desk

Guwahati: Suspected activists of Barak Democratic Yuba Front at Silchar in Assam purportedly smeared a hoarding of the state government with black ink which was written in the Assamese language.

For the past many years the BDYF demanding the use of the Bengali language in the Barak Valley of Assam, however against the use of the Assamese language in the Barak Valley region.

Pictures circulating in social media showed that the youth organisation wrote: "Bangla Likhun" (write-in Bengali) and the names of the two organisations below it.

The holding which was place in front of Silchar Railway Station was smeared with black ink.

Meanwhile, All Assam Student Union (AASU) has termed the incident as 'unfortunate, adding that the Assamese language has been insulted in Assam itself.

Earlier, The Lakhimpur district unit of Asomiya Yuva Mancha (AYM) intensified its agitation on Monday demanding the enforcement of the Assam Official Language Act, 1960 in the State. Further, the organization became vocal against some allegedly anti-Assamese organizations, such as commercial institutions, banks, departments under Central Government, English medium schools, which do not use the Assamese language in their activities, even in their signboards, banners and posters. In this regard, the organization came out on the streets on Monday and staged a protest in North Lakhimpur town by painting signboards not written in Assamese with black paint.

Adviser of the organization, Anupam Saikia warned such commercial institutions and other agencies to use the Assamese language in their signboards and other activities within 10 days or threatened to initiate strong protest programmes regarding the issue. During the protest, the activists of the organization, led by president Chiranjit Bordoloi, secretary Bikash Bhumiz and vice-president Mantu Das, shouted slogans to enforce the Act immediately and for the comprehensive use of the Assamese language in the State.

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