MORIGAON: More than 30,000 people, including members of various organizations and artistes, demanded scrapping of the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) at AASU’s ‘Braja Garjan’ program at Morigaon school field on Monday.
Addressing people, AASU chief advisor Dr. Samujjal Kr. Bhattacharya said that the people of Assam had understood the government’s divisive tactic and they would never allow the CAA to come into force.
Paying tribute to the five martyrs of the anti-CAA stir, Bhattacharya said, “If women come forward to participate in such protest programs, the agitation will be successful because women are a powerful weapon for making any agitation successful. So they should come forward.” He added, “Assam cannot take the burden of illegal foreigners in its territory. Assam has already taken the burden of Bangladeshi infiltrators from 1951 to till March 25, 1971.”
He also asked the State Government to fix the date of the appointment process for 55,000 vacant posts in various departments. He warned the government not to divert the minds of the Assamese people by giving temptation of 55,000 posts.