Taking offence at any language other than Assamese being used in shop hoardings, the Margherita Regional Student Union on Saturday removed all hoardings, signboards, and banners at Margherita Bazaar and Segunbari area in the Assam’s town.
Rupam Baruah, the General Secretary of Margherita Regional Student Union informed that Many business establishments, factory owners and shopkeepers have also put up signboards and banners in English, Hindi and Bengali language, whereas the Assamese language, made compulsory has been neglected by Businessman community belonging to Margherita Region.
The student leader also informed the media that the All Assam Students’ Union has repeatedly given notice to all the business establishments of Margherita region. “But then also, they have flouted our repeated requests and today we have personally visited all the shops of Margherita Bazaar and removed and torn all the hoardings, glow signboards as well as banners”.
Baruah informed us, adding, “We urge the Margherita Businessmen immediately remove all those hoardings, glow sign boards and banners which are written in English, Hindi and Bengali language and instead write the names in Assamese within 10 days.”
Rupam Baruah adds “We have even observed that at Margherita Bazaar, due to some petty businesses, the footpath has encroached upon due to which some pedestrians and commuters find it difficult to walk. The Margherita Municipal Board has never tried to evacuate the petty businesses, which regularly makes a nuisance at Margherita Bazaar and its surrounding areas.
We urge the Margherita Administration (Civil) and Margherita Municipal board to immediately take action against those petty businesses which have illegally occupied Margherita Bazaar footpath”.