Massive anti-CAA protests rock Numaligarh, women play an active role
Numaligarh: Massive anti-CAA or Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 protests continued in Numaligarh on Saturday. People were seen holding rallies, protest meetings, and dharnas across various places in Numaligarh.
Thousands of people from nearby areas gathered and staged anti-CAA protests at Pandit Hemchandra Goswami Vidyapeeth School at Doigrung on Saturday. Local artistes also staged a protest by singing and reciting poems in the programme. The programme was attended by a large number of local artists and social organization activists but no specific name was seen in the banner. It was mentioned as ‘people’s protest’.
Youth social worker Pintu Gogoi moderated the programme were as various artistes, scribes and social organization leaders as well as common people actively participated. Anti-CAA and anti-government slogans were also raised in the protest. Speakers and artistes spoke and urged all sections of the society to unite and stand against the CAA together. Each one present condemned the Sonowal government’s arrogance over the CAA issue.
One of the protesters said, “The State Government is either deaf and blind or it has decided not to hear the call of the people of this land. Despite mass protests across the State, the government is acting as if nothing concerns it. The CAA is a threat to Assam, its people, language and culture. Any true Assamese will follow the justified way after getting the call of the soul. But the people in power in the State are being remote-controlled from Delhi and Nagpur.”
Morangi AASU unit and Fallangani AASU unit also staged a protest against the CAA. Thousands of AASU activists and other protesters also participated in the anti-CAA protests. AASU regional leaders also made it clear that they will continue to hold peaceful and democratic protests along with the legal fight against the CAA in the Supreme Court of India.
During most of the protest programmes it was noticed that women were playing an active role and leading the protests. In almost every protest programme on Saturday, women’s participation was significant.