AASU activists burnt copies of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, waved and hoisted black flags across the State on Sunday, the third consecutive day of protest by the students’ organization over the controversial law.
The three-day protests were called in view of the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah to the State. Shah concluded his State visit today after two rallies at Kokrajhar and Nalbari.
Groups of AASU activists shouted slogans against the government and the new citizenship law as they burnt copies of CAA. Later, the activists hoisted black flags at several places.
“The CAA passed by the Parliament is a threat to the identity and even existence of Assamese people. Following enactment of the Act, lakhs of Bangladeshi nationals will get citizenship and reduce the Assamese to minority in their own land,” AASU president Dipanka Kumar Nath and general secretary Sankor Jyoti Baruah said in a statement in the evening.
They said that with the Central government not relenting, the Assamese people are left with no other option but to come out to the streets.
The AASU leaders said that the illegal infiltration problem in the State can be resolved only through implementation of the Assam Accord, and the people of the State will not accept any violation of the terms of the Accord.
The students’ body also threatened to intensify their stir in the coming days.
No law and order incident was reported in Guwahati during the protest, but police prevented some activists from hoisting black flags at Dispur.