After a Bengali radical activist and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member asked Assamese Students to stay away from Assam University if they continued protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill, the Assamese students today celebrated Bhogali Bihu at the University Campus with pomp and grandeur.
The students irrespective of case and community came together and burned the Meji (bonfire). The students prayed before the Meji fire for peace and prosperity and to strengthen the bond of unity among the people of Assam.
The joyous students also performed bihu dance.
The students were joined by the Examination Department Registrar L.N Sethi , Professor Anup Barman, DSW PB Mazumdar and many other faculties of the varsity.
It is to be mentioned that Bharatiya Janata Party's primary member and Gauhati High Courts Senior Advocate Pradip Dutta Dutta on Friday expressed his surprise that Assamese students of the Assam University dared to raise voice against the CAB. Roy also threatened that if the Students protest again then Assamese students would not be allowed entry into Assam University in future.
However after massive backlash against his provocative comments across the state, he was expelled from the primary membership by BJP.