Women stage protest against Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 across Lakhimpur
LAKHIMPUR: Along with the rest of the State, the women across Lakhimpur district staged extensive protest against the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (CAA) on Saturday.
Taking part in the agitation programme initiated under the auspices of the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) and 30 ethnic organizations, the women protesters unanimously demanded the BJP-led governments at the Center and the State to scrap the Act for the sake of safeguarding the Assamese community and its culture and language.
The sit-in organized by the North Lakhimpur regional AASU unit was held at the Swahid Bhawan premises of North Lakhimpur town. Prominent personalities of Lakhimpur like Sandhyarani Phukan, Renuka Baruah, cultural activists Renumoni Gogoi, Deepa Das, and Priyada Gogoi and journalist Farhana Ahmed became vocal against the Act. In addition to them, Lakhimpur AASU president Pulok Jyoti Borah, general secretary Dhanmoni Dutta, and North Lakhimpur regional AASU president Pranjit Gogoi also came down heavily against the Central and State governments.
On the other hand, the women under Dhakuakhana came in large numbers from different parts of the subdivision to join in the sit-in organized by the Dhakuakhana regional AASU unit and the 30 organizations at the Dhakuakhana Government MV School premises wherein the women protesters opposed the controversial Act by singing revolutionary songs, reciting poems, presenting Naam-kirtan and saying the dialogues of patriotic drama.
Notably, the Telahi-Kamalaboria, Dhalpur, Narayanpur, Bihpuriya, Kherajkhat border, Harmoti, Laluk, Phoolbari, Naoboicha, Kadam, Boginadi, Chaoldhowa and Ghilamora regional units under Lakhimpur district AASU also initiated the women’s protest in their respective jurisdiction on Saturday synchronizing with the State-wide initiative taken by the organization.