GUWAHATI, Aug 6 � The Assam College Teachers� Association (ACTA) has thanked all its units from across the State for making the silent procession called by it on August 4 in protest against the prevailing strife-torn situation in Bodoland Territorial Autonomous District (BTAD) and growing crimes in the State a success.
In a statement, the ACTA also clarified that a section of the media tried to misinterpret the silent protest by giving it a political colour.
�The protest was called against the prevailing ambience of violence, hatred and crimes, especially on women, and the murder of meritorious student Pritam Bhattacharjee. The ACTA has a history of participating in similar protests aimed at strengthening the bond of amity and camaraderie among the diverse sections of the State�s populace irrespective of religion, language, caste or creed. In no way the ACTA�s protest can be equated with having any political angle,� it said.
The ACTA said that the teachers units of all the colleges under it gave an overwhelming response to the protest and made it a success with support from the students and employees of the colleges.