BJP misleading people of Assam with misinformation: Lurinjyoti Gogoi
People of Sassoni donate 400 quintals of paddy to meet legal expenses in anti-CAA stir
NAHARKATIA: The All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) Sassoni regional unit organized ‘Singhanaad’ against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 at Sassoni Merbill playground on Saturday. Over 10,000 people from greater Sassoni Mouza (72 villages) and Naharkatia gathered here to raise their voice against CAA.
Replying to the recent comment of State Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 in national media that CAA rules would not consider religious persecution, AASU general secretary Lurinjyoti Gogoi said that what the AASU had said about the conspiracy of the BJP government through this Act had now been established.
“Assamese indigenous people never acquiescence to anybody. This is the warning from Sassoni to Delhi and Dispur that Assamese people will never lose their identity,” said Gogoi.
“Yesterday when Himanta Biswa Sarma gave a statement to a media that religious persecution would not be proven, his comment proved their conspiracy to grant citizenship to any foreigner. A foreigner can apply for citizenship in 2025 and even if he cannot prove that he entered Assam before 2014, he can be granted citizenship through CAA,” he added.
The people of Singhanaad Sassoni people gave 645 bags (over 400 quintals) paddy worth around Rs 4 lakh to AASU general secretary Lurinjyoti Gogoi for legal expenditure in the anti-CAA fight in the Supreme Court. Each and every family of greater Sassoni Mouza contribute ‘edun’ (4 kg) of paddy for the anti-CAA legal expenditure. Around Rs 80,000 cash was also given to Lurinjyoti too.
“The BJP said that only 5 lakh people will get citizenship in Assam through CAA. The same party announced that 1 crore foreigners will be provided citizenship rights in West Bengal through this same Act. The BJP is misleading the people of Assam with misinformation,” he said. He further said, “It is very clear from our side that any foreigner who came to Assam after March 24, 1971, will have to leave Assam whether Hindu or Muslim. We will never give even one-inch land to the foreigner.”
On the other hand, a day-long programme was held at the Kendriya Swahid Bedi in Duliajan to observe martyrdom of Kumud Gogoi, Nagen Deka, Nripen Bora and Ajit Neog who lost their lives while observing oil blockade on January 18, 1980. Chief guest, AASU general secretary Lurinjyoti Gogoi said, “The martyrs of the Assam Agitation had sacrificed their lives to make sure that in future, the indigenous people of Assam will enjoy superiority in any issue and obtain political rights of the land. But the present power controllers want to make the Assamese a backbone-less race. We will not compromise on the dreams of our martyrs who had sacrificed their present for our future.”