GUWAHATI: The Assam Science Writers’ Association (ASWA), which is a forum of Science writers, scientists, educationists, journalists and distinguished persons from different strata of society, strongly opposed the Constitution (Amendment) Act.
In a press statement, president Dhiren Deka said that although the aims and objectives of ASWA was primarily to spread the scientific knowledge and popularize science so as to develop scientific temper among the masses, yet it could not remain as a mute spectator when democracy was in danger. He said that the CAA was a direct violation of the ideals of secularism. Moreover, it went against the fundamental duties of a citizen to develop humanism and scientific temper as laid down in Article 51A.
“As far as humanism is concerned, Assam has exhibited it more than any other state of India in accepting so liberally the burden of foreigners that had illegally entered Assam in between 1951 to 1971. To show more of it would result in the extinction of the meager resources that the State has at its disposal at present and the insufficient avenues of employment. The CAA has brought with it a perilous situation for which ASWA is determined to oppose it. It has posed as a challenge to Assamese nationality and more particularly to the Assamese language,” he said. ASWA has urged the government to scrap this Act in no time, stated a press release.
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