Martyrs of anti-CAA stir remembered, people urged to continue protests
DIGBOI: The Asom Jatiyabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad, Digboi regional unit on Sunday accorded a rich floral tribute to the victims of the ongoing anti-CAA stir. The five youths who were martyred during alleged police firing during the anti-CAA agitation were remembered by offering floral tribute and lighting ceremonial lamps.
Beside the student activists, people from various walks of life, including women and children, also participated in the programme held in front of the AJYCP office along the National Highway.
A high school student, Sam Stafford, Dipanjal Das, a temporary worker at Sainik Bhavan in Guwahati, Dijendra Panging, Abdul Alim and Iswar Nayak were among the youths who were remembered during the programme.
A leader of a women wing in Digboi, during her address, lamented that the anti-CAA agitation fumes in Digboi were being blown out. Urging the people to continue democratic agitation, the woman activist said that if the pace of the anti-CAA movement slowed down, the desired ends might not be as expected by the people of Assam.
Several other women speakers also expressed their opinion almost in the same vein, stating that the people of Assam must be more determined now and must not leave space for the government to easily fulfil its design at the cost of Assamese identity, culture and demography.
In a separate incident on Saturday, the activists of Chatra Mukti Sangram Samity (CMSS) along with other organizations conducted a bike rally from Borjan Maya Bazar to Kenduguri to extend a warm welcome to Lakhya Jyoti Gogoi, the vice-president of CMSS central committee.
Based on a case at Jorhat PS No 3498/19 registered U/S 120 (B)/145/151/153(A)/157 /158/283/291/431 ipc, Gogoi was arrested by Assam Police on December 13 for spearheading the CAA agitation in the Digboi area.