AASU continues protests against CAA and draft EIA

The anti-CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act) sentiments have bounced back to the streets with the Tangla unit of All Assam
AASU continues protests against CAA and draft EIA

AASU continues protests against CAA and draft EIA


TANGLA: The anti-CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act) sentiments have bounced back to the streets with the Tangla unit of All Assam Students' Union (AASU) staging a protest against the contentious Act and proposed Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) 2020 at Tangla town in Udalguri district on Sunday.

Tangla AASU unit president (in-charge) Kankan Das and secretary (in-charge) SailenSarma along with other members of the organization waved black flags and raised slogans against the BJP (BharatiyaJanata Party) government to show their resentment against the CAA and EIA draft.

Addressing the gathering, AASU assistant general secretary Jayanta Bhattacharya said, "The igniting sentiments of the people against the new citizenship act is still vibrant and alive in the minds of the people and we will continue the protest till the act is scrapped.

"The CAA is detrimental to the cause of the Assamese and is against the spirit of the 1985 Assam Accord. It is against the self-respect of the Assamese people. We will fight till our last breath to defeat it as it threatens the language, culture, land of the indigenous people."

LAKHIMPUR, Jan 24: The All Assam Students' Union (AASU) activists burned the copy of contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 in Dhakuakhana subdivision of Lakhimpur district on Sunday. Under the aegis of Dhakuakhana sub-divisional and regional unit of AASU, the activists of the organization took out a protest rally from the SwahidBhawan along the Dhakuakhana-Ghunasuti Road and shook the air with slogans against BJP-led Union government, Prime Minister NarendraModi, CAA, Chief Minister SarbanandaSonowal, and Union Home Minister Amit Shah. Dhakuakhana police prevented the rally from proceeding due to which the protesters burnt the copy of the controversial Act on the street. Lakhimpur district AASU assistant secretary TultulBhorali, Dhakuakhanasubdivisional AASU president MrigankaDutta, general secretary SwarajSankarGogoi slammed the Prime Minister and the Union government for patronizing a 'communally motivated' Act.

GAURISAGAR: The AASU Gaurisagar regional unit of Sivasagar district on Sunday unfurled black flags at HatighuliSantipar on the outskirt of Gaurisagar in protest against the CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act). The protest programme was led by MediniMadhab Mohan, president, HatighuliAnchalikChatraSantha. He was accompanied by secretary JibonjyotiChutia, assistant secretaries Amlan Borah, ParthaDutta, education secretary DebangaDurlav Nath and publicity secretary Sundar Tanti.

DEMOW: As the All Assam Students' Union (AASU) launched three day protest from January 22 during the Prime Minister NarendraModi and Home Minister Amit Shah visit to Assam, the AASU Demow Regional Committee burnt copies of the CAA and waved black flags in DemowChariali at NH-37 Road on Sunday. The AASU, Demow Regional Committee activists shouted slogans against the BJP and strongly opposed the CAA and demanded to scrap it.

NAHARKATIA: As a part of the state wide protest against the contentious Citizenship Amended Act (CAA) and Draft EIA, 2020 the Duliajan, Naharkatia, Namrup and Sasoni units of All Assam Students' Union (AASU) staged protests on Sunday. The protesters burned copies of the CAA and Draft EIA and raised black flags in many several places to show their resentment. The protesters of AASU's Duliajan unit led by presidentBubulTalukdar and general secretary DipangkarGogoi burned the copies of CAA and draft EIA at the PipolTolTiniali of Duliajan.

On the other hand, Naharkatia unit of AASU, led by unit president RituparnaGogoi demonstrated on its office premises.

The AASU members also burned effigies of Prime Minister NarendraModi and Chief Minister SarbanandaSonowal.

Similar protests were also staged at Namrup and Sasoni units of AASU opposing visit of Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

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