The Sabha president warned that if they do not know the languages, they will not be allowed to work in the state, in both the public and private sectors.
"Right from the fourth grade to the topmost level, irrespective of being in private or government sector, people who are working in Assam must know Assamese or any of the local mother tongues", he said.
He, however, did not specify the local mother tongues spoken in the state, which is inhabited by 28 ethnic communities.
The Sabha president said at present, the indigenous people of Assam are going through a crisis with their identity and language under threat.
"The Assam Sahitya Sabha cannot allow the local mother tongues to die. We will not listen to anyone, anymore. This is a warning to all. Everyone must be careful", he said.
The century-old organisation has been raising the issue of using Assamese language in the state and had asked government and private institutions, business establishments, financial institutions, to use the language on hoardings and nameplates.
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