The Jorhat district unit of the Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuva Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) on Thursday observed a 10-hour hunger strike in support of the organisation’s long-standing demands of granting full autonomy to Assam.
The AJYCP unit also put in place the provision of obtaining Inner Line Permit by the people prior to visiting Assam.
The AJYCP has been agitating for Assam’s autonomy since long and putting into place the demand for Inner Line Permit in the line of neighbouring States like Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and other States of the north-eastern region, for several years now.
The AJYCP activists staged sit-in demonstration in front of the Jorhat Deputy Commissioner’ office and observed the hunger stir from 7 am.
According to the AJYCP unless National Register of Citizens (NRC) is backed by giving some constitutional and economic safeguards to the indigenous people of Assam, NRC will not be able to serve the purpose entirely.
In the last week of August this year, the Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba-Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) formed human chains all over the State in support of their demand for the implementation of Inner Line Permit system in Assam.
That was the fourth such agitation in August by the Parishad which started from August 6.
The Parishad also hailed the resolution taken by the Manipur Assembly for the implementation of Inner Line Permit in Manipur.
“We demand that the Assam Assembly should also adopt such a resolution to make inner-line permit a reality in the State so as to secure the future of the people of the State,” the AJYCP leaders had said adding: “The decision to be taken by the Centre is a matter to be keenly watched.”