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Guwahati(Pratidin Times): The Rongali Bihu, a traditional festival of Bihu song and dance of Assam, has become a bone of contention among artistes and event organisers.
Popular Assamese singer Zubeen Garg boycott by Guwahati Bihu Sanmilani Somonnoy Rokkhi Samity for making derogatory remarks on them. They also urged Zubeen to apologize for the same.
Earlier, The joint platform of Bihu organisers across Assam — Saodou Asom Bihu Sanmilani Somonnoy Rokkhi Samity — issued a list of rules for Bihu schedules after consultations with at least 50 Bihu organising committees across Assam.
While the artistes accepted all the rules, a stalemate continues over the issue of permitting artistes to perform only if they wear ‘traditional Assamese’ wears.
Meanwhile, Popular Assamese singer Zubeen Garg opposed restrictions imposed by Bihu Sanmilani Samanyarakhi Samiti on all Rongali Bihu programmes.
Bihu Sanmilani Samanyarakhi Samiti urged the artists and organizers to wear traditional dresses during Bihu programmes.
They had also urged all concerned not to continue Rongali (Bohag) Bihu functions beyond 12 am in the night and also to restrict all Rongali Bihu programmes to one month alone. They called for stopping Bihu functions by 12 midnight for avoiding unwarranted situations that have come to plague late-night Bihu functions.