AASU holds satygraha movements in Assam
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Last Updated: Saturday, November 13, 2010, 18:45
  
Guwahati: Demanding an Assam free of illegal Bangladeshis, halt to construction of mega dams and implementation of the assam Accord, the influential All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) held massive satyagraha programmes across the state.

Reminiscent of the Assam agitation, over 15,000 students and AASU supporters from across the state joined by Krishak Mukti Sangram Samity chief Akhil Gogoi, who is fighting against mega dams, assembled at the Latasil playground here and then went in a procession to the historic Chandmari to register their protests.

Addressing the gathering, firebrand AASU advisor Dr Samujjal Bhattacharya asserted that the Bangladeshi infiltrators were threatening the existence and identity of the indigenous people in their own land.

Bhattacharya demanded constitutional safeguards to the indigenous people of Assam and immediate sealing of the Assam-Bangladesh international border in view of the unabated illegal migration from the neighbouring country.

Bhattacharya demanded constitutional safeguards to the indigenous people of Assam and immediate sealing of the Assam-Bangladesh international border in view of the unabated illegal migration from the neighbouring country.

Accusing the Congress-led central and Assam governments of being dictated by the Bangladesh and dam lobbies, AASU president Sanker Prasad Rai demanded implementation of the Assam Accord, signed between the Students Union and the Centre in 1985 at the end of the six-year-long anti-foreigners Assam agitation.

PTI


First Published: Saturday, November 13, 2010, 18:45


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