DIBRUGARH, Jan 10 - The All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) has vehemently condemned the State Government for imposing sedition charges on Dr Hiren Gohain and few others in the latter’s bid to suppress public voice amid the ongoing state-wide protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.
Describing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as fascist, Lurinjyoti Gogoi, general secretary, AASU said that any manifestation of fascist mentality on the part of the government will be challenged.
“AASU will not tolerate arrest of Dr Hiren Gohain. If the government proceeds with its fascism behaviour, a dangerous situation is bound to explode in the State, for which the government must own responsibility. The BJP- led government is treading on the dangerous path and the party must be made to pay the price,” said Gogoi while addressing a press conference at the AASU office here today.
The AASU leader also called upon the public to understand by now that the BJP is not keen in protecting the culture, language and rights of the Assamese people. “Their only aim is to build vote bank and strengthen the party for political mileage. The BJP party has breached all norms and precedence and has gone the most undemocratic and unconstitutional way to impose the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill on the people of the State. A big conspiracy has been hatched by the Centre in connivance with the State BJP leadership to snatch the rights of the Assamese people and deliver it to the illegal Bangladeshis. As of today, BJP is the most untrustworthy party. They could attempt passing the Bill during the next Budget session or by passing an Ordinance or by any other back door process. Therefore, the Assamese people must continue with their movement against the Bill till it is scrapped” said the AASU leader.
AASU president Dipanka Kumar Nath also addressed the media. He regretted that the BJP MLAs and Ministers of the State were showing disrespect to the popular sentiments of the greater Assamese society by supporting the anti Assamese Bill. “If they have a little iota of love left in them for their people, they should resign and stand by their people,” he said. KRSS opposes Tribal bandh.