Assam govt warns staff members from political posts on social media

The Assam federal government has warned its staff members of disciplinary action for “indulging and participating in political activities” on social media platforms this sort of as Fb, Twitter, WhatsApp and Instagram.

The warning follows the cease-work by some four lakh Assam governing administration workforce on December 22 to protest the Citizenship (Modification) Act. The Sadou Asom Karmachari Parishad experienced known as the strike.

The office of the Director of Elementary Training, Assam, issued a letter to all district elementary instruction officers on December 24 searching for action towards authorities staff, together with contractual staff, who violate the provisions of Assam Expert services (Self-control & Attractiveness) Rules, 1964, for having to social media to specific dissent.

Instructors and students have been at the forefront of the agitation versus the CAA in Assam, which began violently, main to the dying of four individuals in police firing. Two other people ended up burnt alive by mobs.

A single of Assam’s oldest church buildings has curtailed Xmas celebrations as a mark of protest towards the CAA.

The Nagaon Baptist Church in central Assam was founded in 1846 by Miles Bronson, an American missionary who played a crucial role in conserving and advertising and marketing the Assamese language.

The CAA is perceived to threaten Assamese language and lifestyle by “facilitating inflow of Bengali speakers from Bangladesh”.

“We did not take out the customary pre-Christmas cultural procession and curtailed all celebrations these days (December 25) apart from the church service,” a spokesperson of the church claimed.

The All India Bengali Organisation (AIBO) has demanded indigenous standing for the Bengali speakers of Assam whilst slamming CAA as a design to convert Hindu Bengali citizens into refugees by the Narendra Modi governing administration.

“We adopted a resolution looking forkhilanjia(indigenous) standing for Bengali Indian citizens residing in Assam, getting into thing to consider the six,000-yr-outdated history of Bengalis,” AIBO standard secretary Manas Roy claimed.

Bengali organisations have pointed out the neighborhood experienced been section of Assam due to the fact 1874 when the British rulers designed Sylhet (now in Bangladesh), undivided Goalpara (comprising spots beyond the existing-day western Assam district) and Barak Valley (southern Assam) a part of Assam.

“Sylhet could have remained a part of Assam in impartial India experienced the leadership in 1947 agreed,” explained Nitish Bhattacharjee, president of Barak Valley Bengali Sahitya Sabha.

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