Assam student groups unite against CAA, plan steps on protests

​​In some areas of Assam, anti-CAA protests have already started. Assam had witnessed violent protests early this year when CAA was passed by Parliament.

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Guwahati: All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) and Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) have announced formation of an advisory panel to frame an outline on how to restart the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests.

The 16-member body will also provide a roadmap on how to “socially, politically, economically and culturally” secure the future of the indigenous people of Assam.

AASU’s Samujjal Bhattacharya on Wednesday said: "Since the days of Assam agitation (1979-1985), we have gone to people from time to time seeking their advice on how to carry forward the agitation.” Bhattacharya said across the northeast there was a bitter protest against CAA.


“We had planned a people’s convention. However, we could not hold it due to Covid-19. We have constituted the committee to advise us on how to move ahead in our opposition to CAA and secure the future of the people of Assam,” he said.

AASU general secretary Lurinjyoti Gogoi said: “Wishes of people were crushed. CAA is a betrayal of the people of Assam and people will give an appropriate answer. While we were moving to different corners of Assam, people were asking us how to protect the future of Assam. The panel will suggest ways on that.”

AJYCP leader Palash Changmai said: “Congress has betrayed the people of Assam, Asom Gana Parishad also betrayed the people. The BJP-led government in Assam imposed CAA and facilitated the entry of foreigners in Assam. People of the state are fed up.”
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In some areas of Assam, anti-CAA protests have already started. Assam had witnessed violent protests early this year when CAA was passed by Parliament.
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