NORTH LAKHIMPUR, Dec 12 - Renewed calls to scrap the Citizenship (Amendment) Act-2019 were made as members of the public clamoured across Lakhimpur district on Friday to reignite the anti-CAA movement. The Lakhimpur district unit of All Assam Students� Union (AASU) staged a massive demonstration in North Lakhimpur against the CAA on Friday.
Named as �Gana Hunkar� (mass clamour), the Lakhimpur unit of AASU held the demonstration at Gariajan in North Lakhimpur where tributes were paid to the five martyrs who laid down their lives while protesting against the Act a year ago. Speakers at the gathering warned the state and central governments to honour the sentiments of the Assamese people. The Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) also staged a demonstration against CAA in front of the Deputy Commissioner�s office in North Lakhimpur.
Termed as �Jatiya Garjjan�, the KMSS also called for repeal of the CAA as Assam could no longer carry the additional burden of foreign nationals.
Similar protests against the CAA were also reported from other parts of the district.
IN JORHAT: Members of AASU and AJYCP separately staged protests here on Friday against passing of the Citizens (Amendment) Act, 2019, by the Lok Sabha a year ago and sought repeal of the said Act, our Staff Correspondent adds.
AASU protesters observed �Black Day� by holding black flags and shouting slogans against the BJP-led Central and State governments.
Meanwhile, AJYCP protesters took out a rally demanding scrapping of CAA and shouted slogans against both the Central and State governments.
The protesters also sent a memorandum to the Prime Minister in this regard through the Jorhat Deputy Commissioner�s office.