AASU stages ‘Ranasinga’ against Citizenship Amendment Act across Assam
Numaligarh: Under the banner of the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) Bokakhat subdivisional unit, along with 30 other ethnic organizations, people of Bokakhat area staged strong protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 here at Bokakhat town on Thursday.
A large number of protesters in their traditional attires staged ‘Ranasinga’ protest with traditional drums, taals, dhools, nagaras and sangkhas. The sound of beating of drums and other traditional instruments rocked the Bokakhat town during the protest hours. The protesters demanded immediate termination of the Act.
Locals of the nearby areas also gathered and supported the protest by raising anti-CAA and anti-government slogans. Speakers in the protest programme spoke and urged all sections of the society to unite and continue to protest against the CAA in a peaceful and democratic way. Each one present in the protest condemned the Sonowal government’s arrogance over the CAA issue. The protesters also stated that they would reply to the BJP government for all the arrogance and fascism acts in the coming legislative elections.
SIVASAGAR: Protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) continued in Sivasagar on Thursday. People from all walks of life, including students, artistes and activists participated in the anti-CAA programme titled ‘Ranasinga’ at Lakshminath Bezbaruah Park near Dikhow Bridge on Thursday.
‘Ranashinga’ was staged under the aegis of All Assam Students’ Union (AASU), Sivasagar District Committee, in collaboration with its Sivasagar regional unit and Sivasagar subdivision unit, in which people gathered with an indigenous musical instrument and gamosa and staged protest against CAA.
Apart from prominent AASU leaders, the protesters raised anti-CAA slogans, and also slammed the BJP-led Central and State Government and demanded that the government revoke CAA. Slamming the Assam Government for imposing CAA, AASU education secretary Sarat Hazarika said, “By imposing CAA, the Sarbananda Sonowal-led Assam Government has insulted the supreme sacrifice of the martyrs of Assam Agitation. We will not rest until CAA is scrapped.”
Terming CAA as anti-Assamese, AASU education secretary Sarat Hazarika said, “The State Government is ignoring the main issues and running after insubstantial ones.”
AASU Sivasagar district committee general secretary Samiran Phukan said, “I request every individual to come out and protest against CAA. We should remember that CAA threatens our indigenous identity. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has betrayed the people of Assam by imposing CAA, and hence we will continue our agitation until it is revoked.”
Earlier, the agitation programme started with banti prajwallan before the statue of Lakshminath Bezbaruah by folk artist Dwijen Gogoi. Banti Prajwallan and tributes were also paid before the statues of Hem Chandra Baruah, Padmanath Gohain Baruah, Sarat Chandra Goswami, Dr. Bhupen Hazarika and Mamoni Raisom Goswami.
JORHAT: Over hundreds took part in the protest titled ‘Ranasinga’ organized by the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) in Jorhat on Thursday. The protest programme began from the Jorhat Stadium premises as the protesters were led by artistes, social activists, AASU leaders and Tai community leaders through the main thoroughfare of Jorhat city. AASU organizing secretary Jul Khound said that similar protest programme was also organized at Teok, Mariani, Titabor, Dergaon and Majuli where hundreds of people took part.
LAKHIMPUR: The All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) and 30 indigenous organizations once again rocked Lakhimpur and Dhemaji districts on Thursday with massive agitation programme opposing the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), 2019.
Fulminating against the much controversial Act, the Lakhimpur and Dhemaji district committees of the AASU and the 30 indigenous organizations initiated massive stir in both districts. The protesters, the common people and the activists of the organizations, declared the continuance of strong agitation until and unless the Act was scrapped by blowing the musical instruments of the native culture of each and every indigenous community of the State. By staging the stir, the protesters warned the State and Union governments that the series of continued agitation would not stop until the goal was achieved.
The Dhemaji district unit of AASU and the ethnic organizations organized the stir at Kachari Maidan of Dhemaji town. Several thousands of people of the district spontaneously took part in the programme and raised their voice against the Act. Amidst the blended notes of the musical instruments, the mammoth gathering of the protesters shouted multiple slogans demanding the scrapping of the Act and flayed the BJP-led governments in the Centre and in the State. Taking part in the agitation programme, AASU general secretary Lurinjyoti Gogoi, vice-president Chitta Ranjan Basumatari, AJYCP general secretary Palash Changmai and several prominent leaders of the anti-CAA organization became vocal against the Act and the BJP governments for their ridiculing attitude to the anti-CAA agitation. Popular vocal artiste Mahendra Hazarika along with the artistes of Dhemaji district protested against the Act by presenting several revolutionary songs.