People pay respects to anti-CAA martyrs
GUWAHATI: “We will never allow the sacrifices of martyrs to go in vain,” said AASU chief adviser Samujjal Bhattacharya after offering his respects at Swahid Bhawan here on Wednesday. He further lambasted the State government saying, “The BJP-led alliance government of Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has murdered a teenaged student, youths and innocent people. But they are silent on this grave issue.”
Among those present on the occasion were former Vice Chancellor of Gauhati University Dr Amarjyoti Chowdhury and educationist Basanta Deka besides prominent personalities, artistes, and students in large numbers. All of them took part in the “Bonti prazwalan” (lighting of earthen oil lamps) event organized as a mark of respect to the departed souls of the anti-CAA movement at the Swahid Bhawan.
Bhattacharya also warned the government that “the peaceful movement against the Citizenship Act will continue till it is scrapped.” He further stated, “The Centre in collusion with the State government must stop the injustice that they are planning to carry out against the people of Assam through the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA)-2019.”
Meanwhile, people have spontaneously responded to the joint appeal made by the AASU and 30 ethnic organizations by pledging to “oppose the CAA always”; and also lighted earthen oil lamps at their respective localities and premises in the evening hours.