MORIGAON: “Anti-CAA supporters should refrain from taking part in violent protest programmes against the Act like in Shaheen Bagh or Kerala so that no such incident can take place in the State,” said BJP spokesperson and senior advocate Bijon Mahajan at a public meeting organized on the topic ‘CAA-2019 and its impact in Assam’ by the State BJP’s legal cell in cooperation with the district’s BJP legal cell in Morigaon on Saturday.
Referring to the AASU agitation, he said, “I always have sympathy with the AASU because I was a part of the Assam Agitation. But is it not an insult to the Constitution of India that despite the bill being converted into an Act, people are protesting against the CAA? If the SC says that it is not the ultra vires to the Constitution of India, why have protests against the CAA continued.”
He added that a section of people came out willingly to support the anti-CAA protest without knowing about the actual content of the Act. In connection with the refugee status, Mahajan said that former Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi had demanded the Central Government to give refugee status to migrated Hindu people after a cabinet decision in July, 2014 and now he was against the CAA.
An interaction session led by senior advocate Bankim Sarma with citizens was held which was presided over by the district president of BJP, Prabin Medhi and it was conducted by the convener of BJP’s legal cell, Minal Deka. The meeting was also attended by the State convener of BJP’s legal cell, Banudhar Nath.