MORIGAON, June 10 - The All Assam Students� Union (AASU) observed Students Solidarity Day centrally at Bhurbandha in Morigaon district today to commemorate the supreme sacrifice by two student leaders, namely Swahid Putul Saikia and Swahid Gajen Engti, who were martyred in police firing during the Food Movement of Assam on June 10, 1974.
Addressing a massive public meeting held on the occasion at Bhurbandha playground, AASU general secretary Lurin Jyoti Gogoi vehemently condemned the barbaric Panjuri incident near Dokmoka and appealed to the people of Assam not to add communal colour to the ghastly incident, nor blame the entire Karbi people as a whole.
Some criminals with superstitious beliefs committed the murder of two artistes from Guwahat, while the Karbi society was quite in the dark about the incident, Gogoi added.
The social media also played a destructive role in this regard, Gogoi said. Criticising the Government, the AASU leader said that BJP has spent crores of rupees in advertisements depicting their performance, but has done nothing to reform the illiterate society regarding superstitious beliefs.
The AASU will formally lodge protest against the barbaric incident tomorrow by wearing black badges. However, the student leader clarified that the AASU did not call an Assam bandh tomorrow.
An open meeting on the occasion was presided over by Dipanka Nath, president of AASU. Addressing the gathering, AASU adviser Dr Samujjal Kumar Bhattacharyya appealed to the people of Assam to fight against the proposed Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016.