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AAGSU’s conference ends with demand for autonomy

The All Assam Gorkha Students Union(AAGSU) Golaghat Dist. Unit’s two days 8th bi-ennial conference concluded today at Chandanpur located in the sensitive area of Assam-Nagaland Border under Golaghat district. At the open session held on the concluding day eminent personalities of the state and Sahitya Academy Awardee from Darjeeling Mr. Kiran kumar Rai graced the occasion. Among those who attended the meet were Mrinal Hazarika the pro-talk ULFA leader, Padum Boraili, Member of Gorkha Development Council, Dil Bahadur Limbu, Chief Adviser of AAGSU, Chittaranjan Doley, Oraganising Secretary of TMPK and Raju Phukan President, Golaghat Dist. Students Union. Speaking on the occasion Mrinal Hazarika also extended his support towards the formation of a Gorkha Autonomous Council.

While talking to Assam Times, Mr Nanda Kirati Dewan, Publicity Secretary of AAGSU said that the main issue of the conference was to reassert the demand for a Gorkha Autonomous Council and to adopt severe democratic agitation if there is not fulfilled by the government. He further added that the demand for a Gorkha Autonomous Council had been placed way back in 2002 for the all round development of a nearly 30 lakh Gorkha people residing in the state. The govt. however submitting to the demands had set up a Gorkha Development council in 2010 but the people are not satisfied with it as the council had failed to leave up to the expectations of Gorkha people. Moreover the Council functions on the directions of the government which many a times act as a deterrent towards the welfare of the Gorkha people. So, the AAGSU has demanded for an elected Gorkha Autonomous Council to fulfill their long standing demands and aspirations of the Gorkha people.

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