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AJYCP, AASU human chain against CAA, draft EIA

By Staff Correspondent

JORHAT, Aug 17 - AJYCP activists on Monday formed a human chain in front of Jorhat Deputy Commissioner�s office demanding scrapping of Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 and also opposed the draft Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), 2020 notification.

The protesters held banners and shouted slogans against the BJP-led State and Central Governments.

Jorhat district unit president of AJYCP Pranab Jyoti Saikia said that C(A)A enacted by the Centre in December, 2019 was detrimental to Assam as the said legislation, when implemented, would push the State towards a situation where indigenous people will become a minority in their own State.

Opposing the draft EIA 2020 notification, the AJYCP Jorhat district unit vice-president Zakir Hussain said that the proposed Act in the environment sector would give a free hand to industrialists to set up project anywhere in Assam and would adversely impact Assam�s eco-system.

It may be mentioned here that during the past fortnight, anti-CAA protests and also protest against draft EIA notification, has intensified in Jorhat with AASU and other organisations coming out to the streets.

A Correspondent from Nagaon adds: Hundreds of protesters from district committee of Asom Jatiayatabadi Yuva Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) formed a human chain against Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 and the proposed Draft Environment Impact Assessment, 2020 on the old NH-37 road near Nowgong College today.

During the programme, the protesters shouted various slogans against the governments at the Centre and the State. Holding anti-CAA as well as anti-EIA placards, the agitators demanded withdrawal of the Act and the draft immediately. The student body warned that if governments fail to do so, the organization will launch a massive agitation soon.

Meanwhile, in a press release signed by the district president and secretary of the committee of the organization, Deepmoni Bora and Pragjyotish Bania respectively stated that noted Assamese actor, Jatin Bora is an actor of a particular political party and not an artiste of the entire Assamese indigenous people.

Our Correspondent from Jagiroad adds: Jagiroad Anchalik Students� Union in association with the Morigaon district unit of AASU today formed a human chain at Jagiroad town in protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019. Hundreds of AASU members rented the air with several anti-CAA slogans and demanded to scrap the Act. The protesters also criticized the BJP-led Governments at the Centre and in the State in this regard. The AASU members also demanded revival of the Nagaon Paper Mill, Jagiroad at the earliest.

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