Guwahati: Is Assamese losing its identity in its own state? After the Assam Cabinet announced that Assam or the language paper will no longer be mandatory for the aspirants of the Assam Civil Service or the APSC as a whole, a section of the people has expressed extreme dissatisfaction on the state government’s decision.
Showing their dissatisfaction on the government’s decision, the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) has demanded the immediate withdrawal of the decision. Speaking on the issue, Sankar Jyoti Baruah, General Secretary of the AASU said that the decision taken by the cabinet is very “unfortunate” for the people of Assam. “We do not understand how one can decide to remove Assamese from the list of compulsory papers,” he added.
Speaking on the same line, Sarupathar AASU Advisor Uddipjyoti Gogoi reiterated that the government should take back its decision immediately. “Taking decisions behind closed doors, while keeping the students and the people of Assam in darkness will not be accepted,” added Uddipjyoti.
While attending an event in Uddipjyoti also stated that the anti-CAA resistance will be renewed in the coming days and the state will witness a more powerful anti-CAA movement soon.