Assam organisations pay homage to 5 anti-CAA protestors killed last year

Guwahati, Dec 12 (PTI) Several organisations on
Saturday paid tributes to the five persons killed during
anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests in Assam in
December last year.

The All Assam Students Union (AASU) organised a
programme here to pay homage to the five as part of its ”Gana
Hunkar” (public outcry) campaign across the state, while the
Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) observed ”Sankalp Divas”
(pledge day) and vowed to renew its movement against the Act.

Both the AASU and the KMSS had spearheaded protests
against the CAA in the state, which subsequently slowed down
due to the class 10 board examinations and brought it
to a halt.

“The -led government has numbers in
Parliament so they passed the law. But the CAA must be
repealed. The agitation against the law will continue
uninterruptedly until it is scrapped,” AASU Chief Adviser
Samujjal Kumar Bhattacharjya said after paying tributes to
five persons killed during the protests.

He asserted that their sacrifices will not go in vain
and the CAA will not be accepted.

“The Act is anti-indigenous people and violates the
historic Assam Accord. We dont want to live as second class
citizens in our own land,” he said.

Popular singer Zubeen Garg urged the state”s BJP-led
government to discuss with the anti-CAA agitators before the
implementation of the law.

“We will not accept the CAA. We are firm on our stand
against the CAA,” Garg said.

State Congress president Ripun Bora said that the 20
lakh signatures collected against CAA will be sent to
President Ram Nath Kovind.

The All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) also
paid their homage to those killed during the protests last

Fresh agitation against the CAA was launched by
various organisations in Assam on Friday demanding repeal of
the legislation.

The objective of the CAA is to grant Indian
citizenship to persecuted minorities — Hindu, Sikh, Jain,
Buddhist, Parsi and Christian — from Pakistan, Bangladesh and
Afghanistan. PTI DG

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