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AASU to observe students� unity day today

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, June 9 - To pay tribute to the martyrs of its movement on food and economy-related issues in 1974, the AASU will observe students� unity day tomorrow across the State. AASU activists Gajen Ingti and Putul Saikia laid down their lives in police firing in Morigaon on June 10 during the movement.

In a statement, AASU president Dipanka Kumar Nath and general secretary Lurinjyoti Gogoi said the student body had led the movement across the State in support of its 21-point demand charter.

�But the peaceful protesters were subjected to the Congress government�s atrocities. In Morigaon Bhurbondha, both the students lost their lives in police firing. Since then, the AASU has been observing the day as students� unity day, as a symbolic protest against the atrocities on students and divisive policies of the government, simultaneously uniting the students for their greater cause,� added the statement.

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