The Assam Bandh on 08.01.2019 i.e Tuesday was successfully initiated by the All Assam Students Union (AASU) & other organisations and quiet markets with all shutters closed were also observed at Tezpur.
The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 has created grave situations among the state which does not match parallel to the Assam Accord, 1985 which mandated the cut-off date of foreign immigrants to Assam till the midnight of 24th March, 1971.
Violent protests had been observed at various cities of the state with the purview of the BJP led Centre’s decision to implement the Clause 6 of the Assam Accord through a high-level Commitee to be headed by MP Bezbarua.
Opposing the Centre’s decision, the AASU had called to observe a ‘Bandh’ which later turned violent at many places within the state.
Literature secretary of AASU, Tezpur Mr. Debanjan Pathak in conversation with Tezpur Buzz told that their approach towards the Bandh was never meant to be violent and that the members of AASU were not engaged in any ruckus within Tezpur. They sincerely asked the ventures to shut their premises and burnt tyres, posters of political leaders but violence to public were not caused by their actions.
Mr. Pathak further introduced the members of AASU to our team viz. District Secretary – Sri Nitul Borah, Secretary of AASU, Tezpur – Sri Arup Talukdar, the Chief Organising Secretary of AASU, Tezpur – Sri Pranjal Das and also the Student’s Union of the Darrang College and Tezpur College who actively participated in affecting the Bandh but strictly denied any harm caused by violence to the general public and said that some unidentified persons created chaos at various places by the name of AASU.