AASU: Will never allow Citizenship Amendment Act to be enforced in our motherland
LAKHIMPUR: Thousands of people in Lakhimpur once again raised a strong voice against the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), 2019 on Saturday.
Taking part in the ‘Gana Hunkar’ program initiated by the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) and 30 ethnic organizations, the mammoth gathering of protesters rocked the environment of Rangajan High School playground, unanimously raisin the demand to scrap the controversial Act. The protesters shouted slogans against the Act and slammed the BJP-led governments at the Centre and in the State.
The agitation program was organized under the aegis of North Lakhimpur regional unit AASU in association with Rangarajan, Joyhing, Koylamari branches, Rangajan branch AJYCP unit, Lakhimpur branch Tea-tribe Students’Association, Saboti Regional Development Committee and Lakhimpur district committee of Gorkha (Janajati) Students’ Union and the local people of Saboti, Rangarajan, Joyhing, Koylamari, and Lilabari areas.
Taking part in the stir, Lakhimpur district AASU general secretary Dhanmoni Dutta came down heavily against CAA and the government. In his speech, he severely criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, Asom Gana Parishad leaders Atul Borah, Keshab Mahanta and Phani Bhusan Choudhury for supporting the black Act. He expressed a strong reaction over the alleged ‘arrogant’ statement made by Amit Shah who declared in Jodhpur on Friday that BJP would not retreat from its present stand taken in favor of the CAA.
“We will give a reply against this adamant attitude of the Union Government. The BJP leaders should understand that Assam is not a dumping ground for foreigners. The governments at the Centre and in the State are playing a game with the indigenous communities of the State. We will never allow the CAA to be enforced in our land. Our agitation will continue till the Act is scrapped,” he stated.
In addition to him, journalist Sailen Baruah, Lakhimpur district AJYCP cultural secretary Diganta Bhuyan and North Lakhimpur regional AASU president Pranjit Gogoi spoke against the Act and demanded its withdrawal.