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AJYCP rail blockade against oil field auction

By Correspondent

TINSUKIA, July 8 - In protest against the Central Government�s move to auction 12 oil fields of the State, the Tinsukia district unit of the Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba-Chatra Parishad blocked the railway line at the Chariali Railway Station here today.

Though the blockade was for two hours, it was withdrawn after the intervention of the district administration. The AJYCP unit alleged that the move to auction the oil fields was nothing but to deprive the people of the State from their rights over the State�s resources. Under no circumstances would the Parishad allow the handing over of the oil fields to private parties, the protesters said, demanding that the decision to auction should be abandoned immediately. Otherwise, the AJYCP would intensify its protest.

Dibrugarh Staff Correspondent adds: Continuing with its agitation against the Government�s bid to auction oil fields among private companies, including foreign companies, several organisations staged separate demonstrations at Chowkidinghee in Dibrugarh to register their protest.

As part of the Statewide protest, demonstrations were staged by the local units of All Assam Students� Union (AASU), Chutia Chatra Sanstha and Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti. All the protesting organisations demanded that the State Government should withdraw its decision to auction oil fields.

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