Women stage sit-in protest against CAA in Doomdooma
DOOMDOOMA: Under the banner of All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) and 30 others ethnic organizations, the women of Doomdooma and Rupaisiding area came out in large numbers to assemble in front of Doomdooma Revenue Circle office, Rupaisiding and jointly staged a sit-in to protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act on Saturday.
The protest meeting was addressed by noted poet Sarifa Khatun Chaudhury, journalist Dhiren Deka and an 80-year old Badul Moran of nearby Dariabheti village, among others. Another notable feature of the protest meeting was that the members of Krishak Mukti Sangram Samity (KMSS) separately staged a sit-in in the same venue and demanded the unconditional release of KMSS adviser Akhil Gogoi and all the detainees of the anti-CAA agitation.
The women under the banner of Rupaisiding Masjid Committee also assembled there to join hands in protest against the controversial Act. Reports poured in about the women of Phillobari and Kakapather area organizing protest rallies in their respective places separately. On the other hand, a large crowd assembled in Talap public playground on Saturday to join a protest rally organized under the banner of AASU. Significantly, a group of 150 agitators undertook a ‘March to Dispur on foot’ programme from Dirak, 22 km away from here, on Friday.