AU restricts protest within varsity periphery

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The Assam University has issued an order and has prohibited assembly, procession, dharna or gathering of any sort with prior approval of the University Authority. The order also state that any unauthorized violation or reporting of any such incident, if found, would be treated as violation of public order and the person involved would he held responsible as per rules.

Students of the varsity backed by All Assam Students Union (AASU) protested against the bill on Wednesday evening last after which a section of students were seen coming out in support of the bill the next day.

The order came after  Gauhati High Courts Senior Advocate and president of All Cachar-Karimganj-Hailakandi Students’ Association (ACKHSA), Pradip Dutta Roy asked Assamese Students to stay away from Assam University, if they continue to protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill.

In a video message, he expressed surprise that Assamese students of the Assam University dared to raise voice against the CAB.

“You have come here to study, please continue to do that. Do not dare to enter into the politics. We have got the Assam University after lot of struggle and you can not oppose CAB from here” Roy said urging the Vice Chancellor of the AU to take action against the students.

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