|Sit-in stirs held at Duliajan, OIL blockade called off temporarily|
DOOMDOOMA, Dec 15 - At Duliajan today, the anti-CAA stir continued with the AASU and other indigenous organisations carrying out a sit-in stir covering their mouths with black clothes.
Activists of the AASU, AJYCP and 30 other indigenous organisations along with the local people sat from 11 am to 1 pm at Peepol Tol here with their mouths covered with black cloth. Nearly 500 people participated in this programme.
Meanwhile, the economic blockade of Oil India Ltd at the Oil India Industrial Gate was called off temporarily after seven days. Though the AASU had withdrawn itself from the blockade much earlier, some other organisations had been continuing with it. Today, after a meeting with the district administration, these organisations decided to call off the blockade in the greater interest of the State. The Deputy Commissioner of Dibrugarh district, Pallav Gopal Jha had come to Duliajan today and though not directly involved in the talks to end the OIL blockade, is supposed to have taken the initiative in this regard.
Taking part in the anti-CAA protest programme at Peepol Tol, Aditya Goswami, president of the Duliajan unit Sahitya Sabha said that the anti-CAA struggle will have to be a long one, like the one in Manipur for ILP, otherwise the governments will turn a deaf ear to it. Former Principal of Duliajan College, Surendranath Gogoi and the Principal of Duliajan Girls’ College Dr Lakhimi Phukan along with the staff of the College also joined the protest. Elsewhere at Chapatoli village under Duliajan Bhadoi area and at Madhuting area, sit-in stirs were held today.