AASU rally on July 30 to protest against dams

Guwahati: Over 10,000 activists of the All Assam Student's Union (Aasu) and 26 other students' and ethnic groups of the state are going to take out a rally on July 30 to press the Delhi and Dispur government to stop the ongoing construction of mega dams in the region.

The rally will also raise a demand for update of the National registrar of Citizen (NRC) in the state and on solving the state's flood and erosion problems as soon as possible.

"We have decided to launch a mass rally on July 30 for stopping of the ongoing construction of all the dams in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. Moreover, the rally will also press for immediate update of the NRC in the state. We will also seek solution for the state's flood and erosion problem," said Tapan Gogoi Aasu general secretary.

The July 30 rally is expected to witness a gathering of 10,000 activists representing various ethnic groups and the student organizations.

On Sunday, Aasu activists met ethnic groups like the All Assam Tribal Sangha, the Tea Tribe Students' Union, the Karbi Students' Union, Moran-motok groups, Rabha Student Union, the Missing Student Union and others to discuss issues like dam, NRC and flood problems in the state.