Lakhimpur AASU urges people to burn CAA copy in Magh Bihu meji
LAKHIMPUR: The Lakhimpur district unit of All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) will stage stir against the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), 2019 while celebrating Magh Bihu. On the day of the festival on Wednesday, the organization will burn the copy of the CAA in meji (traditionally lit Magh Bihu bonfire as a mark of protest against it. Notably, the central committee of AASU has taken up this protest programme in order to initiate it Statewide on that day.
The Lakhimpur district committee of the organization has undertaken due preparation to stage the protest successfully across the district. All the regional committees under the Lakhimpur district AASU will stage the protest in their respective jurisdiction. Lakhimpur district AASU president Pulok Jyoti Borah and general secretary Dhanmoni Dutta appealed to the people of the district to burn the Act in each and every meji in the district.
“Our democratic fight against the Assamese community-destructive Act will continue during the celebration of Magh Bihu. This fight will not stop until and unless the Act is scrapped. We will burn the copy of the Act in the fire of meji on Magh Bihu. So, the Magh Bihu of this year will be the Bihu of protest against CAA. We called upon the people of the district to initiate extensive protest against the Act by burning the same in each and every meji in the district,” said Dhanmoni Dutta.
On the other hand, the organization has continued the anti-CAA agitation amidst the Bihu preparation. On Monday, the organization showed black flag to Tezpur MP Pallav Losan Das at different places in Lakhimpur district expressing their vehement resentment and opposition against the Act.
The activists under the respective regional committees under Lakhimpur AASU showed black flag to the MP at Dhalpur, Narayanpur Kherajkhat, Banderdewa, Harmoti and Laluk. During the protest, the AASU activists shouted slogans against CAA, BJP and the BJP-led governments at the Centre and in the State.