On Friday, the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) staged a “satyagraha” across the state of Assam in protest of rising petrol, diesel, LPG, and other essential commodities prices.
The All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) will begin an agitational campaign against rising fuel, food, and other essential items, as well as electricity, on April 1, with satyagrahas in each district headquarter of the state.
On April 6, there will be demonstrations by the All Assam Students’ Union regional unit.
According to AASU president Dipanka Kumar Nath and general secretary Sankor Jyoti Baruah, this was one of the decisions taken by the AASU State executive on Tuesday at the Gauhati University campus.
The All Assam Students’ Union, is an Indian student organisation based in Assam. It is best known for leading the Assam Movement against illegal Bangladeshi immigrants, which lasted six years.
Members of the AASU raised slogans while holding banners, placards, and cutouts of LPG cylinders, calling for action to stop the spiralling prices of essential goods.
AASU told reporters during a protest outside the organization’s headquarters in Guwahati that “Both Assam and central governments have completely failed to control price rise.
“There is a food, civil supplies and consumer affairs department, which is making no effort to halt the surge in prices, despite knowing that citizens are getting badly affected.” All sections of people are suffering due to this steep price hike of LPG, petrol and diesel “but the government is not concerned”, the AASU said
In addition, they continued to say that the students’ union had no choice but to take to the streets to observe protest and register their protest against the government’s anti-people attitude. Moreover, during the day, the outfit staged protests in many parts of Assam.
AASU Stage protest in Jorhat District
The All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) Jorhat district committee staged a protest rally against skyrocketing prices of fuel, LPG cylinders, essential commodities, and life-saving drugs on Friday.
The All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) Jorhat district committee staged a protest rally that took place from the JDSA ground to the Deputy Commissioner’s office complex.
Moreover, protesters carried banners, placards, LPG cylinder cutouts, and mustard oil bottles.
The protestors chanted slogans condemning the BJP-led central and state governments for raising the prices of all essential commodities so dramatically.
They also chastised the Department of Food, Civil Supplies, and Consumer Affairs for remaining silent in the current situation.
According to Sankalpa Gogoi, president of the AASU in the Jorhat district, the students’ body submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister through the Deputy Commissioner, requesting that the government take immediate steps to reduce prices.
AASU protests In Lakhimpur regarding the skyrocketing prices of petroleum products and other essential commodities
Hundreds of members of the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) Lakhimpur district unit protested against the current skyrocketing prices of petroleum, diesel, liquid petroleum gas (LPG), medicines, construction materials, and other essential commodities in North Lakhimpur town on Friday.
In this regard, members of the Lakhimpur AASU staged a satyagraha in accordance with instructions from the organization’s central committee.
Protesters staged a protest rally from the Shaheed Bedi premises, which covered the entire town of North Lakhimpur. Hundreds of members from the 22 regional units under the district committee, including AASU central committee organising secretary Pulok Borah, executive member Dhanmoni Dutta, Lakhimpur district unit president Simanta Neog, general secretary Swaraj Sankar Gogoi, and adviser Faridur Rahman, took part in the protest.
During the rally, protesters filled the air with a cacophony of slogans calling on the state and federal governments to rein in price hikes.