DOOMDOOMA: Since the declaration of the Gana Satyagraha program by the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act from Monday to Wednesday, the entire region in and around Doomdooma town witnessed unprecedented participation of people from all walks of life.
Alongside AASU’s Gana Satyagraha, Assam Jatiyatabadi Yuba-Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) observed a 36-hour hunger strike on Tuesday and Wednesday. On Thursday, the Asam Chah Mazdoor Sangha (ACMS) and Asam Tea Tribes Students’ Association (ATTSA) brought out a huge rally at Doomdooma where around 10,000 tea laborers from 60 tea gardens under it along with ACMS, Doomdooma branch president and former State Labour Minister Dileswar Tanti and secretary of ACMS central committee, Rupesh Goala took part. On the other hand, the Kakapather Block Congress Committee, under the leadership of MLA Durga Bhumij, staged a sit-in at the Doomdooma town field while Doomdooma Namghar Samity and Ramdhenu Mahila Chora jointly organized a protest meeting at Gandhi Chowk on the same day. Protest meetings were also held at Rupaisiding in front of the Circle Office and at Kakajan in the field in front of Kakajan High School.
The participation of Doomdooma Sur Bahini- a conglomeration of the local artists - added a new dimension to the agitation program. Noted singer Rajib Sadiya enthralled the audience by presenting some patriotic songs specially composed for the occasion on Wednesday. Doomdooma Mahila Samity under the leadership of Bobi Borah also organized a protest meeting at Gandhi Chowk on Friday which was addressed by Arjun Baruah, newly-elected president of Tinisukia Zila Sahitya Sabha, Dhiren Deka, president of Assam Science Writers’ Association, and advocate Tarini Deka, among others.
The HSLC test examination and Class IX annual examination, 2019 which were postponed on December 12 due to the prevailing situation, will now be held on December 24, December 26 and December 27 as informed by the Inspector of Schools, Tinsukia district. Although no untoward incident took place in any place under Doomdooma Revenue Circle, yet night curfew which was promulgated in entire Tinsukia district from December 12 as a precautionary measure and it still continues. However, shops and markets remained unaffected although cash crunch due to the withdrawal of mobile internet service had a large bearing in the smooth transaction of day-to-day business.