CORRESPONDENT DHEMAJI, March 8 - In protest against the vandalism done by the activists of Nikhil Bharat Bengali Udbastu Samannay Samiti (NBBUSS) at Silapather on Monday last, a protest rally were taken out today at Dhemaji town under the aegis of the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) in collaboration with 21 State and ethnic organisations.
Activists of All Assam Students’ Union with various other organisations and local people taking out a protest rally against Silapathar incident, in Dhemaji on Wednesday. – UB Photo
The protest rally started from Dhemaji Court Field at around 12.30 pm with participation of more than 10 thousand people that passed through about three kilometres of road shouting slogans against the NBBUSS as well as Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal-led State and Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Central government.
Earlier, a protest meeting was held in Dhemaji Court Field from where the mass rally started. Several leaders of organisations, including Lurinjyoti Gogoi of ASSU, P Deori, secretary of All Assam Deori Students’ Union, Chittaranjan Basumatary (organizing secretary) of AASU, Manoj Gogoi, president of Dhemaji district unit of ATASU and AJYCP leader Ratul Borgohain vehemently condemned the action of rampage of AASU’s office and Swahid Bedi by the activists of NBBUSS on March 6. They also flayed the State and the Union governments for their issue of the Hindu Bangladeshis and warned them of such incident.
It may be mentioned here that the NBBUSS organised a mass rally on Monday last at Silapathar High School playground here demanding amendment of the Citizenship Act 2003, while later taking out a procession through the town, its activists vandalised the AASU office. They also damaged the Swahid Bedi on the office premises of AASU.
Following such an act of vandalism, all the business establishments, financial institutions were closed today in Dhemaji town with a tense situation.