Massive agitation in Lakhimpur demanding to scrap of Citizenship (Amendment) Act
LAKHIMPUR: The anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 agitation programmes continued across Lakhimpur district on Thursday too. The Lakhimpur District Council of Communist Party of India (CPI) took out a mass protest rally in North Lakhimpur town demanding the scrapping of the Act. The rally, which covered the town, was taken out from the party office at 11.30 am. During the marching of the rally, the protesters shouted anti-CAA slogans demanding its immediate scrapping. Then they staged dharna in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s office. The dignitaries of the district councils of the party, youth and woman wings, AICTU and senior CPI leaders of the district along with the common people took part in the rally. The political party submitted a memorandum to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take step to scrap the act honouring the mass protest initiated in the State. The party further opposed the proposal of fixing 1951 as the base year for the update of the nationwide NRC through the memorandum. The party demanded the Prime Minister to take immediate steps to rectify the errors in the recently updated NRC of Assam.
The Lakhimpur District Congress Committee (LDCC) staged a five-hour-long sit-in in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s office demanding the immediate scrapping of the contentious Act. Participating in the stir, All India Congress Committee secretary Bhupen Borah severely criticised BJP and BJP led governments for passing the non-democratic Act.
On the other hand, Nagarikatwa Sansodhani Aain Birodhi Sangrami Mancha, Lakhimpur, which came into being in the district on December 17 as a common forum of ten organizations to oppose the CAA also initiated movements on Thursday. The forum organized seven awareness meeting on the possible threats of the Act. Two of these awareness meetings were held at CD Road in North Lakhimpur town while the rest were organized at Chutiakari, Maidamia, Rangpuria, Badulipara, and Bodhakora wherein the dignitaries of the partner organizations campaigned against the controversial Act.
The Lakhimpur district unit of the Chah Majdoor Sangha also took out a mega protest rally in North Lakhimpur town demanding the scrapping of CAA. Then the people from all the tea-estates of the district took part in rally shouting slogans opposing the Act and slamming the government.
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