Begin typing your search above and press return to search.

AASU alleges �intellectual suppression� on stir

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Dec 19 - The All Assam Students� Union (AASU) leadership today came down heavily on the appeal made by the heads of 20 universities of Assam to all students to maintain restraint vis-a-vis the protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), terming it �intellectual suppression� on the mass movement.

Through the appeal published as an advertisement by Janasanyog, the heads of these universities urged all students to maintain restraint in the social and educational environment so that it will never affect their future.

The appeal also urged the students not to waste a single academic day for the sake of a healthy educational environment and sought their help to conduct all examinations in time.

The heads of universities also urged all sections of public to maintain peace, social harmony, unity and a friendly environment in the State.

Reacting to the appeal, AASU chief adviser Dr Samujjal Kumar Bhattacharya said, �All students have been maintaining restraint in the past few days, so the protest against the CAA has remained non-violent. On the other hand, two very young students lost their lives in police firing. But in the appeal, the honourable heads of 20 universities did not mention a single word about the brutality. Did the killings not touch their hearts?�

Dr Bhattacharya said Assam needed a strong stand from all vice chancellors/heads against the police atrocities during the peaceful democratic protests.

�They call themselves guardians of students. But in the appeal we did not hear the tone of a guardian. It hurt us. This time study and protest will run simultaneously. So the examinations will also be held in time,� he said.

He urged all the heads of universities to meet Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Prime Minister Narendra Modi and raise the demand to repeal CAA which is anti-Assamese.

AASU general secretary Lurin Jyoti Gogoi said, �This government is responsible for the present situation. Internet services have been suspended which has affected the student community. Moreover, if students come on to the street by ignoring their studies, then it is because of their love for Assam.�

He alleged that the State government might have forced the heads of universities to sign in the appeal.

AASU president Dipanka Nath said that the appeal is an attempt to derail the mass movement against the CAA. �The heads of universities have made the statement in the same tune with the government,� he alleged.

Next Story
Similar Posts
AASU alleges �intellectual suppression� on stir

GUWAHATI, Dec 19 - The All Assam Students� Union (AASU) leadership today came down heavily on the appeal made by the heads of 20 universities of Assam to all students to maintain restraint vis-a-vis the protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), terming it �intellectual suppression� on the mass movement.

Through the appeal published as an advertisement by Janasanyog, the heads of these universities urged all students to maintain restraint in the social and educational environment so that it will never affect their future.

The appeal also urged the students not to waste a single academic day for the sake of a healthy educational environment and sought their help to conduct all examinations in time.

The heads of universities also urged all sections of public to maintain peace, social harmony, unity and a friendly environment in the State.

Reacting to the appeal, AASU chief adviser Dr Samujjal Kumar Bhattacharya said, �All students have been maintaining restraint in the past few days, so the protest against the CAA has remained non-violent. On the other hand, two very young students lost their lives in police firing. But in the appeal, the honourable heads of 20 universities did not mention a single word about the brutality. Did the killings not touch their hearts?�

Dr Bhattacharya said Assam needed a strong stand from all vice chancellors/heads against the police atrocities during the peaceful democratic protests.

�They call themselves guardians of students. But in the appeal we did not hear the tone of a guardian. It hurt us. This time study and protest will run simultaneously. So the examinations will also be held in time,� he said.

He urged all the heads of universities to meet Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Prime Minister Narendra Modi and raise the demand to repeal CAA which is anti-Assamese.

AASU general secretary Lurin Jyoti Gogoi said, �This government is responsible for the present situation. Internet services have been suspended which has affected the student community. Moreover, if students come on to the street by ignoring their studies, then it is because of their love for Assam.�

He alleged that the State government might have forced the heads of universities to sign in the appeal.

AASU president Dipanka Nath said that the appeal is an attempt to derail the mass movement against the CAA. �The heads of universities have made the statement in the same tune with the government,� he alleged.