Tinsukia: Assam in its entirety is on the boil because of the amendment of the Citizenship Amendment Act, an All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) leader has reportedly gone missing in Tinsukia district of the State, where protests against the Bill-turned-Act are rampant and strong and in full flow.
Biju Gogoi, an Assistant General Secretary of the Pengeri unit of the AASU, has been going missing since January 3. Some reports reveal that the AASU leader has been last seen at a public rally against the amendment of the Citizenship Act in Tinsukia town, the headquarters of the district.
Reports state the AASU leader had messaged the President of the Pengeri AASU, informing that he has set out from in a bid to safeguard the interests of the jaati (nationality) of the Assamese. But he never came back. Youth parents fearing his absence had filed an FIR at the Pengeri Police station, and police have begun operations to locate the missing AASU leader.
It must be told that the Northeast Indian states continue to take up arms against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, which they believe might undermine the sacrosanct Assam Accord, alter the demography of the region, and impact the indigenous roots of Assam.