AASU Assam

1. AASU suspends a 100-hour blockade targeting Oil India Limited in Dibrugarh and Tinsukia districts.
2. Decision made in response to Oil India Limited’s proposal for bilateral discussion on April 5.
3. AASU aims to engage constructively to address concerns regarding Oil India Limited’s operations.

Guwahati, March 30: The All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) has decided to suspend its 100-hour blockade program targeting Oil India Limited (OIL) operations in the Dibrugarh and Tinsukia districts of Upper Assam.

This decision follows a proposal from Oil India Limited for a bilateral discussion with AASU representatives scheduled for April 5, 2024.

The planned blockade was intended to protest against various concerns regarding OIL’s operations in the region.

However, the prospect of dialogue has prompted AASU to pause the protest activities temporarily, demonstrating a willingness to engage in constructive discourse to seek resolution.

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Oil India Limited’s proposal for a bipartite discussion presents an opportunity to address the grievances raised by AASU.

The proposed meeting, to include the Resident Commissioner of Environment (RCE), holds the potential to foster a conducive environment for meaningful dialogue between the parties involved.

The decision to suspend the blockade underscores AASU’s commitment to pursuing dialogue as a means of resolving issues peacefully.

By prioritizing engagement over confrontation, AASU aims to work towards achieving tangible outcomes that address the concerns of the local community.