MANGALDAI, Dec 10 - The newly elected office bearers of AASU today asserted that their fight against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act will continue till the contentious legislation is withdrawn.
Addressing the central Swahid Divas function here at Swahid Bakori today, the AASU leaders, including president Dipanka Kumar Nath, general secretary Sankor Jyoti Baruah, and chief adviser Samujjal Kumar Bhattacharya, said they will continue their fight both in and outside the court.
The AASU leaders strongly criticised the State government for observing Swahid Divas with colourful programmes, accusing the government of double standards.
The government has no moral right to observe the Swahid Divas as it has failed to evaluate the sacrifices of the martyrs and imposed fresh burden of illegal immigrants on the people of Assam, said Sankor Jyoti Baruah.
The AASU leaders recalled the sacrifices of the martyrs of the Assam Movement and the contributions of Darrang district, which is regarded as the birth place of the agitation.
Earlier, Dipanka Kumar Nath hoisted the AASU flag, Sankor Jyoti Baruah offered smriti tarpan while Samujjal Kumar Bhattacharya lit the ceremonial lamp and laid a wreath at the portrait of Khargeswar Talukdar, the first martyr of the movement.
Mahila naam and chorus were also performed at the function.
Our Jorhat Staff Correspondent adds: The Jorhat district unit of AASU observed Swahid Divas at Swahid Bedi in Jagannath Barooah College here today.
AASU Jorhat district unit president Bijoy Shankar Bordoloi unfurled the flag of the student body while general secretary (Jorhat district) Dip Dutta paid tribute to the martyrs. A shradhanjali function was also held, which was attended by students of colleges, and was anchored by the president of AASU�s Jorhat regional unit, Oinitam Dutta. Later in the evening, 500 earthen lamps were lit at Millennium Park in Baruah Chari-Ali area here under the initiative of the AASU�s Jorhat regional unit.
During the event, AASU members raised slogans like jatiya swahid amar hauk. Several former AASU leaders, teachers, and others were present on the occasion.