Staff Reporter

Clause 6 implementation

GUWAHATI, Feb 20: The All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) today asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to announce the deadline for implementing Clause 6 of the Assam Accord during his Dhemaji visit on February 22.

Protesting against the BJP government’s failure to implement Clause 6, to address issues related to big dams, and to solve the problem of flood and erosion in the state, the AASU once again announced statewide protests on the day of the Prime Minister’s visit.

In January also, the students’ body had organised protests and took out torchlight rallies across the state ahead of Modi’s visit, which led to face-off between the police and protesters at several places in the State, including Guwahati.

On February 22, the AASU members will waive black flags at public places and wear black badges as a mark of protest.

AASU president Dipanka Kumar Nath and general secretary Sankor Jyoti Baruah today said that the top BJP leaders have been exposed before the people of Assam.

The students’ body further alleged that despite his frequent visits to the State ahead of elections, the Prime Minister has not uttered a single word about the key issues like the Citizenship Amendment Act, Clause 6, flood and erosion problem, foreigners’ issue, etc.

“Assamese people can see through the veil of fake promises made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah. Constitutional safeguards, big dams, foreigners’ problem – all these are nothing but tricks to emotionally blackmail the Assamese people for the sake of votes,” said Nath.