Jorhat, February 26, 2020:
Citizenship Amendment Act or CAA has continued to be the bone of contention among the public in Assam. According to latest rounds, fresh protests against CAA have been reported from the state’s Jorhat district on Wednesday.
The Jorhat wing of the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) and Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chhatra Parishad (AJYCP), along with several other organisations, have continued their agitation against the CAA, thereby working twards their pledge to protect the cultural and linguistic identity of Assam.
The two parties, which have been spearheading the CAA protests in Assam, today staged a demonstration outside the District Commissioner’s (DC) office in Jorhat to send the message that the government should roll back the CAA.
“The Narendra Modi-led BJP government and the Sarbananda Sonowal-led BJP government are criminals. Their crime is that they have neglected the democratic protests against the new law. Without paying heed to the ongoing protests, they supported the CAA, which is totally communal, unconstitutional and against the Assam Accord. They conspired to win vote banks. The Assamese will never accept this conspiracy,” said one of the protesters.
The street outside the DC office in Jorhat echoed with slogans such as “Gana Adhikar Sangram Samiti Zindabad, AASU Long Live, AJYCP Long Live, We won’t accept CAA, This revolution will continue, etc.”
“Today the Jorhat wings of AJYCP, AASU and the Gana Adhikar Sangram Samiti would like to reiterate our resistance. The government wants to impose the CAA despite the protests. Why? Because they want to hide their corruption worth crores of rupees,” said a member of the Gana Adhikar Sangram Samiti.
It needs mention here that CAA has sparked widespread protests across the country. The agitation, which started from Assam has spread to the other parts of the country. The ones in Delhi since Sunday have become one of the most violent protest, leaving at least 20 people dead.
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