GUWAHATI, June 16 - The Guwahati Senior Citizens’ Association (GSCA) in its meeting held yesterday appealed to the Government of India to take stringent measures against all kinds of militant groups and anti-national forces to prevent patriotic persons and defenders of freedom like Sunil Kalita of Baihata Chariali and Nirod Sarma of Nalbari from falling prey to anti-national elements.
The meeting held under the presidentship of DN Chakravartty also suggested appropriate memorials to perpetuate the memories of the martyrs.
Baneswar Khound, general secretary of the Association, explained the purpose of the meeting and read out the proceedings of the last meeting.
Hem Chandra Sarma, secretary, culture and Krishna Lahkar, secretary, finance, read out their sectional reports.
Several members, including Ramani Kanta Deka, Puspa Bora, Madhabananda Dutta Majumdar, Krishna Chandra Bora, Dr Malati Baruah and Bijuli Sarma, while participating in the discussion, dwelt on the necessity of strengthening the economy of the State.
Chakravartty, in his speech, expressed regret at the misbehaviour of a section of the Bengali-speaking people to malign and vilify the Assamese community and also to create unnecessary tension in the State. He called upon the Central and the State governments to take effective steps to complete the NRC update exercise.