Guwahati: The speculations about fate of ‘Assamese language’ in Assam can be ranked at an all time high, On Thursday the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Dibrugarh directed the officials and staff members to mandatorily use Assamese language for all official works.
This was passed by Abhijeet Kumar Baruah the new CJM in order to implement Assamese language in all official works, including in petitions/applications, office notes, etc, in compliance with the Assam Official Language Act.
In 1960, the Assamese Official Language Act was passed, it recognised Assamese as an official language in Assam, while also having provisions for the safeguard of linguistic minorities.
A notification issued by the office of the CJM, Dibrugarh stated,
“All the staffs of the CJM establishment Dibrugarh are hereby asked to use Assamese Language (as far as possible) for all the official works including in petition/application office notes etc. in compliance with Assam Official Language Act.”
Assam had been proactive against protests of the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act. It might be possible that such directives can come up in the wake of intense protests done by people to safeguard their indigenous cause.