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AASU mulls economic stir similar to 1974 agitation

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, June 9 - The All Assam Students� Union (AASU) on Tuesday said that due to coronavirus crisis, the situation has arrived where there is a need of a similar economic movement in State like the students� agitation in 1974.

While going to observe students� integration day on Wednesday in the memory of the martyrs of its food and economic agitation of 1974, AASU said that the students� body in consultation with Assam Unnati Sabha is pondering over the need of a well planned economic movement in Assam, taking the people of Assam into confidence.

The Chhatra Sanhati Diwas or students� integration day is observed every year on June 10 to pay tribute to the martyrs of the movement on food and economy-related issues in 1974. AASU activists Gajen Ingti and Putul Saikia had laid down their lives in police firing in Morigaon on June 10 during the movement.

�The need of a well structured economic movement in the State is being strongly felt in the present times. Remembering the martyrs of the food and economic agitation of 1974, we would rededicate ourselves to strengthen the financial foundation of Assam,� AASU chief advisor Dr Samujjal Bhattacharyya said.

Meanwhile, the AASU president Dipanka Kumar Nath and general secretary Lurinjyoti Gogoi said that the students� unity in Assam would remain intact despite several attempts by different forces to divide and weaken the students� power.

The AASU added that in view of the present situation, the integration day would be observed on Wednesday following all the norms of social distancing. �Tribute programmes would be held in the morning followed by lamp lighting in the evening maintaining all the health-related guidelines,� added the students� leaders.

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