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AASU on hunger strike

One and a half months have passed since the state started the new academic year. But the students gave yet to receive all textbook free of cost from the government. This has forced the All Assam Students Union to stage state side protest on Friday demanding immediate distribution of the free text books in the schools.

Hundreds of AASU activists in the district and subdivisional headquarters along with the block level are on a 100 hour hunger strike from Friday morning to mount pressure on the government to ensure immediate distribution of textbooks in all primary and high schools.

Talking to Assam Times, the agitating students said that they are well prepared to mount more pressure on the government if the government refuses to listen to the voice of protest.

AASU leaders and activists in Raha are also on hunger strike demanding immediate distribution of textbooks in the schools.

The participating AASU leaders have warned the  government not to downplay the issue involving millions of students in the state.

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Social activist, journalist from Roha, Assam.

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