LAKHIMPUR: Massive protest against Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), 2019 continues in Lakhimpur district. Demanding the scrapping of the contentious Act, the All Assam Moria Youth-Students’ Union has been staging a 48-hour long hunger strike since Tuesday in the district. The agitation was held in front of the Lakhimpur Deputy Commissioner’s office under the auspices of the Lakhimpur district body of the organization in collaboration with its North Lakhimpur regional body. Along with the district committee leaders, the central committee dignitaries of the organizations strongly demanded the Union Government scrap the Act. They reiterated that their organization would never accept the controversial Act. The organization demanded the State Government stand with the people of the State.
On the other hand, Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuva Chatra Parishad also initiated a strong agitation programme in the district on the day. The Telahi and Kamalaboria regional units of the organization organized Gana Pratibad opposing the Act at Phukanarhat Chariali of Lakhimpur-Kamalabari road. A large number of people under the two mouzas spontaneously participated in the agitation programme and rocked the environment by shouting slogans to demand the scrapping of the Act. Taking part in the programme, youth activist and AJYCP adviser Bhupen Saikia, Hiranya Dutta, Surajit Bhuyan and eminent lawyer Jonmoni Devi Khaond became vocal against the Act.
A host of artistes of the district opposed the Act by singing revolutionary songs. All the protesters unanimously demanded the government to initiate immediate steps to scrap the Act and to release those anti-CAA agitators across the State who had been arrested by the police to date.
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