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AASU pays tribute to martyrs

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Dec 10 - Amid intense protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill throughout the State, the All Assam Students� Union paid tribute to the 860 martyrs of the Assam Movement on the occasion of Swahid Diwas today.

The day marks the martyrdom of Khargeswar Talukdar, the first martyr of the six-year-long movement against the illegal immigrants.

Floral tributes were paid to the martyrs who fought for the cause of protecting the identity and existence of the Assamese people.

Remembering the supreme sacrifice of the martyrs, AASU chief advisor Dr Samujjal Bhattacharya said that the people of Assam would never accept a legislation which violates the provision of the historic Assam Accord. �The accord is the result of our prolonged movement to protect our identity. Our strong protest would continue till CAB is totally scrapped,� he added.

In the memory of martyrs, 860 earthen lamps were lit outside the Swahid Nyas in Guwahati and several other parts of the State.

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AASU pays tribute to martyrs

GUWAHATI, Dec 10 - Amid intense protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill throughout the State, the All Assam Students� Union paid tribute to the 860 martyrs of the Assam Movement on the occasion of Swahid Diwas today.

The day marks the martyrdom of Khargeswar Talukdar, the first martyr of the six-year-long movement against the illegal immigrants.

Floral tributes were paid to the martyrs who fought for the cause of protecting the identity and existence of the Assamese people.

Remembering the supreme sacrifice of the martyrs, AASU chief advisor Dr Samujjal Bhattacharya said that the people of Assam would never accept a legislation which violates the provision of the historic Assam Accord. �The accord is the result of our prolonged movement to protect our identity. Our strong protest would continue till CAB is totally scrapped,� he added.

In the memory of martyrs, 860 earthen lamps were lit outside the Swahid Nyas in Guwahati and several other parts of the State.