GUWAHATI: The Left Democratic Forum, Assam staged a mass sit-in-demonstration demanding to scrap of the CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act) at Lakhidhar Bora Kshetra here on Sunday. The Mancha expressed resentment against the oppressive nature of the government showed upon democratic protesters.
CITU general secretary Tapan Sarma said that the current situation in Assam is the result of the provocative act of the Central government, and the Assam government is fully responsible for this situation.
Sarma added, “We assume that the government has hatched a conspiracy to cause violence and vandalism. At the time of the Assam Agitation, the situation was more terrific, but the Indian Railways didn’t stop trains services. But in this case, the government has enraged the public by stopping all the public services.”
He further said, “Public has become enraged because of the system of the government that has forcibly imposed a Bill upon us by turning it into an Act. They’ve gone against the public for which the public came in to express their resentment and the government tortured them. We want peace to be restored. We’ll never accept this Act. The protest may go a long way; hence we’re determined to proceed in a democratic way and make this effort fruitful.”
Prof. Hiren Gohain said that imposing an Act forcibly upon the people of Assam is a fascist behaviour which will break the specialty of our country i.e. unity in diversity. He said, “The violence is actually committed by the government. We demand justice for those killed in taking part in the democratic protests. This country doesn’t belong only to Hindus, Christians, and Muslims, but to all. The CAA is actually the government’s move towards establishing a Hindu country.”
Gohain warned those indulging in creating a situation of non-availability of essential commodities in the markets, thus hiking prices of goods, are taking advantage of the situation. He said that besides the oppressive policy, the government has also adopted a falsehood.
The president of Tai Ahom Yuva Parishad, Dilip Gogoi said, “The public would’ve never gone against the government had the government listened to them. The entire situation has been aroused because of forcefully imposing the CAA upon the people of Assam. We’re warning the government that bullying with the gun will neither give them a fruitful result nor solve the problem.”
Gogoi added, “The government is trying to take away our right to speak. Hence it’s because of their actions that the public is bound to take to the streets. It’s unfortunate that they don’t even feel ashamed of saying that the people of Assam haven’t read the CAB.”