JORHAT, Feb 5 - Members of 12 Assam agitation martyr families of the district today returned the mementos given to them as an honour, to the State government , through the Jorhat Deputy Commissioner, in protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.
Members of the martyr families under the aegis of the Sadou Asom Jatiya Swahid Pariyal Samanwayrakshi Parishad today returned the mementos along with the citations given to them to Jorhat Deputy commissioner (In-charge) Gitanjali Dutta.
Dutta told this newspaper that the families under banner of Sadou Asom Jatiya Swahid Pariyal Samanway Rakshi Parishad (Jorhat district unit) had also handed her a letter, addressed to the State Government, informing of returning the mementos to the Government as an act of protest against the Bill.
She said that the mementos have been kept at the district Treasury officer and receipts have been issued to the kin of the martyr families. Dutta said that the district administration will intimate to Dispur about the same.
It may be mentioned here that on January 30 last 76 martyr families returned the mementos to the Kamrup (Metro) district administration in Guwahati.
On December 10, 2016 the State government conferred the mementos along with one-time financial aid to every martyr family in a function held at Khanapara in Guwahati.