PATHSALA: Popular singer Zubeen Garg has drawn the ire of the Kalita community after he said that the communities, instead of having individual identities, must just focus on being ‘Axomiya’ (Assamese).
The All Assam Kalita Janagosthi Students’ Union (AAKJSU), while reacting to Zubeen Garg’s appeal to communities to come together as Assamese, has condemned the fact that the heartthrob had made ‘derogatory’ remarks against the community and had hurt the sentiments of the people.
In a statement by AAKJSU president Anupal Dutta Pathak, it was stated that the Kalita community was the backbone of the ‘Assamese’ and the Assamese society could never stand by leaving aside the Kalitas. They also appealed to Garg to refrain from making such statements against any community in future.
Meanwhile, Zubeen Garg, while talking to media persons on Wednesday, said that sometimes his words were misinterpreted by the people. “The people should understand me and my service as I have been in the music industry for 25 long years and have been working in every possible way to serve the Assamese people. I vow to continue to serve them,” he said.
He also exhorted the AAKJSU not to get his words wrong as he had deep respect and love for the community and he said that the need of the hour was to give a unified fight against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.