NALBARI, March 11 - Thousands of people from all walks of life on Friday joined the protest rally organised by the Nalbari district unit of AASU in protest against the Silapathar incident and government�s move to enforce the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2017.
The protest rally that was taken out from the Swahid Bhawan of Nalbari town went through the main thoroughfares of the town. The protesters gathered in front of Nalbari Deputy Commissioner�s office and raised slogans against the BJP government and against illegal Bangladeshi migrants.
A protest meeting was also held where Himan Barman, organising secretary of AASU, Mrinal Barman, president of Nalbari district unit of AJYCP strongly condemned the BJP government�s role on the migrants� issue. They also submitted two memorandums to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal through the Deputy Commissioner.
DIPHU: Protest rallies by different student bodies in Karbi Anglong hill district against the Silapathar incident are taking place continuously. On Friday too, a huge protest rally was taken out here by different student organisations comprising All Assam Students� Union (AASU), Karbi Anglong district unit, Karbi Students� Association (KSA), Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuva Chhatra Parishad (AJYCP), Bengali Samaj and All Tiwa Students� Union (ATSU) demanding the arrest of the main culprit involved in the vandalism of the martyrs� column and AASU office at Silapathar in Dhemaji district.
The student organisations took out a protest procession through the main thoroughfare of the town starting from Diphu Club. �We want exemplary punishment for the culprits, who outraged the dignity of Assamese people. We have registered this protest along with other organisations of Karbi Anglong. We want immediate arrest of Subodh Biswas, failing which situation in Karbi Anglong may also worsen and administration should remain ready for this,� Tridip Bora, leader of AASU, Diphu unit said. He also criticized the RSS for the entire incident.
Namrup: Along with rest of the State, Namrup too is witnessing strong protests against the March 6 Silapathar incident. Hundreds of activists of Namrup Anchalik Chatra Santha (NACS), AJYCP and people from different walks of life spontaneously joined different agitational programmes like protest rallies, meetings, torchlight rally etc., from March 7 onwards. The effigy of Subodh Biswash, president, NBBUSS was also burnt in several places here.
The protesters have urged upon the State govt to take proper measures against such anti-Assamese organisations and ban them at the earliest.