Guwahati: After a picture of a hoarding of Assam Government covering with black ink which was written in Assamese language on Saturday and was reportedly done by members of Barak Democratic Youth Front (BDYF), the organisation has refuted the charges.
On Tuesday, BDYF chief Pradip Dutta Roy said that the organization was not involved in the alleged act of dishonouring the Assamese language. He was summoned by the Cachar police to depose his statement.
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.
he 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.