Remembering the martyrs of the Assam Movement on the eve of the completion of 33 years of the historic Assam Accord, the Tangla unit of the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) paid tribute to the 855 martyrs of the movement at the Tangla Swahid Bhawan in Tangla of Udalguri district on Tuesday evening.
The programme, initiated by Tangla AASU president Pranjal Deka and general secretary Rinku Deka, was addressed by assistant general secretary, AASU, Jayanta Kumar Bhattacharjya, Udalguri AASU general secretary Saiful Haque among others.
The AASU activists lit 33 earthen lamps marking the 33 years of the Assam Accord and paid homage to the martyrs of the Assam Movement.
The Assam Accord was signed on August 15, 1985.
Speaking on the occasion, AASU assistant general secretary Jayanta Kumar Bhattacharya said, “The Assam Accord will complete 33 years on August 15. The AASU will continue to fight for complete implementation of the Assam Accord in the State.”
Bhattacharya added, “Many of the main clauses, including the Indo-Bangladesh border sealing, detection and deportation of the illegal migrants and deletion of their names from the voters’ list, constitutional and economic safeguard for the indigenous people of Assam, protection of land of tribal blocks and belts, sattras and several other such provisions are yet to be implemented.”
Speaking on the ongoing update process of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), Bhattacharya said that the people of State have full faith in the apex court of the nation, which is directly monitoring the process.
The AASU leader exhorted the Government to implement all the clauses of the Assam Accord and honour the rare sacrifices of the martyrs. The event was attended by a number of noted citizens, litterateurs and distinguished personalities.