DIBRUGARH, July 17 � Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi-led Cabinet�s decision to offer asylum to those people who entered the State from the neighbouring countries post March 25, 1971 due to life threats and persecution, has evoked protest.
Several organisations today burnt the effigy of Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi in protest against the contentuous decision of the State Government. The organisations like local All Assam Students� Union, Greater Asomiya Yuva Mancha, Sadou Asom Scheduled Caste Chatra Sanstha, Koiborta Yuva Chatra Sanmilan and Chatra Mukti Sangram Sammittee have opposed the Cabinet�s move to provide asylum to the infiltrators of post partition victims.
The local unit of AASU burnt the effigy of Chief Minister in Thana Chariali in the morning while Greater Asomiya Yuva Mancha, Sadou Asom Scheduled Caste Chatra Sanstha, Koiborta Yuva Chatra Sanmilan and Chatra Mukti Sangram Sammittee jointly took out a short procession with the effigy of Chief Minister from KC Gogoi Path near the State Bank of India to Thana Chariali. The protestors raised anti State Government slogans and later burnt the effigy in the presence of policemen.
Tinsukia Correspondent adds: The Tinsukia District Students� Union (TDSU) has burnt the effigy of Chief Minister, Tarun Gogoi at Thana Chariali here today.
Raising slogans against the State Government for the decision, the district unit of All Assam Students� Union (AASU), stated that the student body condemned the Cabinet decision terming it as shameful. They further demanded the resignation of the Chief Minister.
Tezpur Correspondent adds: Tezpur district AASU today burnt the effigy of Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi at the main road here. Registering the protest, the district unit of AASU alleged that the Congress ruled Assam Government has bowed down before the Bangladeshis neglecting the interest of the locals.
Meanwhile, Nitul Bora district secretary of AASU said that they would continue their movement against the government decision.