JORHAT, Nov 4 - AASU activists today staged a protest in front of the Jorhat Deputy Commissioner�s office at AT Road here demanding scrapping of the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016.
The protesters, led by AASU State unit organisational secretary Jul Khound and member of the State AASU executive committee Surjya Kumar Bhuyan, took out a big rally from the Jorhat Stadium to the Deputy Commissioner�s office shouting slogans against the Narendra Modi-led Government at the Centre.
The protesters shouted slogans against the BJP, RSS, State Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
Taking a swipe at Sonowal, Khound said that Sonowal, who was a former top AASU leader has now �deliberately forgotten� slogans he (Sonowal) gave against foreigners in the streets for the sake of remaining in power.
The protestors said that the students� body will continue to oppose the Bill till it was withdrawn as passing of the Bill in the Upper House will lead to a severe threat to art, language, culture, identity of the indigenous Assamese people.
Vice-president, Diganta Bora, general secretary, Jitu Neog, assistant general secretary Bijoy Shankar Bordoloi (all from Jorhat district unit of AASU), were among those who participated in the demonstration.
At Dhemaji: Along with the rest of the State, the All Assam Students� Union (AASU) staged a protest demonstration at Dhemaji town opposing the Central government�s move to pass the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill-2015.
Several members of AASU, Dhemaji district unit today staged a three-hour protest demonstration in front of the Dhemaji Sadar Police Station from 11 am to 1 pm. They also shouted slogans against the Central and State governments for trying to enforce the act, which the union members termed as detrimental for the indigenous Assamese communities.
The student union also warned the government against enforcing the act without taking consent of the local people and said that the indigenous people can never support the act.
AT UDALGURI: The Udalguri district committee of the All Assam Students� Union (AASU) in association with the regional unit of the students� organisation brought out a procession today around the town to register it�s voice against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) in Assam.
The student leaders raised slogans against the government and the Bill and warned that the AASU would always oppose the Bill and continue on the path of agitation until the Union government stopped the initiative to table it in Parliament.