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Barak Valley leader denies targeting Assamese students

GUWAHATI: Facing severe criticism over the threatening remarks against a section of Assamese students in Assam University Silchar for staging demonstration against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill founder President of All Cachar Karimganj Hailakandi Students Association (ACKHSA), Pradip Dutta Roy, on Friday denied to have targeted Assamese students.
Dutta reported told media in his Silchar residence on Friday that those students protesting against this bill were supporters of Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) and some not members of AASU.
He added, “AASU had no role in it and is not responsible for it. Some students from outside did this, for which there was widespread repercussions among the people of Barak valley and I too gave a statement on Thursday evening for all of these,” said, Pradip Dutta Roy talking to this correspondent.
He said Barak valley was peaceful and Assamese students were studying here without any fear. He said all these students were and would have no problem being here.
On Thursday evening, Pradip Dutta Roy in a statement to one of the media houses, said, “We have fought more than 10 years for this university under the banner of ACKHSA amidst strong opposition from AASU and the AGP.
“Assamese students of this university , coming out and opposing this Citizens Amendment Bill is highly condemnable. They are enemies of Barak valley. Those who have sat for opposing this bill, strong actions should be taken and I would write for this to the Vice Chancellor. They should stay away from politics or else we have to take steps from not allowing Assamese students from studying out here.”
The AASU made strong reaction to Dutta’s statement while Opposition Congress leaders here condemned it.
Meanwhile two cases have been registered against Dutta in Dibrugarh and Golaghat by two organizations.

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