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Cotton students stage sit-in against Citizenship Act

By City Correspondent

GUWAHATI, Jan 4 - �Studies and protests would go on simultaneously,� said Jintu Thakuriya, a student of Cotton University who along with several other fellow students took part in a sit-in demonstration in front of the main gate of the university on Saturday against the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA).

More than 70 students gathered in front of the university at 4.30 pm after completing their examinations on Saturday, and shouted anti-CAA and anti-government slogans.

�The students are firm on their opposition against the CAA. We want to show the government that we will continue our opposition without hampering our academic activities. Studies and protests will go hand in hand,� said Thakuriya.

�This protest demonstration is part of our campaign �Saturday against CAA� to protest against the new legislation. We have been carrying out this protest every Saturday for the last one month. Our protest will continue till the CAA is scrapped,� he added.

Cotton University students have been taking part in various forms of protests to oppose the newly amended legislation. On Friday, the students wore black badges and gamosas in protest against CAA while appearing in their end-semester examinations. More than 1,000 students wore black badges and gamosas while writing the exam.

AASU unit demonstration: Santipur Bharalu Students� Union organised a protest demonstration here today against the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019.

Nearly 200 protesters gathered at 11 am at the Sonaram field to express their resentment against the newly amended legislation. Assistant general secretary of All Assam Students� Union Prakash Chandra Das, advocate Satyen Sharma, music director Ajoy Phukan, AASU executive committee member Simanta Thakuria, actor Baikuntha Prince and others also took part in the protest.

Tributes were also paid to those who had lost their lives in police firing during the recent anti-CAA protests.

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Cotton students stage sit-in against Citizenship Act

GUWAHATI, Jan 4 - �Studies and protests would go on simultaneously,� said Jintu Thakuriya, a student of Cotton University who along with several other fellow students took part in a sit-in demonstration in front of the main gate of the university on Saturday against the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA).

More than 70 students gathered in front of the university at 4.30 pm after completing their examinations on Saturday, and shouted anti-CAA and anti-government slogans.

�The students are firm on their opposition against the CAA. We want to show the government that we will continue our opposition without hampering our academic activities. Studies and protests will go hand in hand,� said Thakuriya.

�This protest demonstration is part of our campaign �Saturday against CAA� to protest against the new legislation. We have been carrying out this protest every Saturday for the last one month. Our protest will continue till the CAA is scrapped,� he added.

Cotton University students have been taking part in various forms of protests to oppose the newly amended legislation. On Friday, the students wore black badges and gamosas in protest against CAA while appearing in their end-semester examinations. More than 1,000 students wore black badges and gamosas while writing the exam.

AASU unit demonstration: Santipur Bharalu Students� Union organised a protest demonstration here today against the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019.

Nearly 200 protesters gathered at 11 am at the Sonaram field to express their resentment against the newly amended legislation. Assistant general secretary of All Assam Students� Union Prakash Chandra Das, advocate Satyen Sharma, music director Ajoy Phukan, AASU executive committee member Simanta Thakuria, actor Baikuntha Prince and others also took part in the protest.

Tributes were also paid to those who had lost their lives in police firing during the recent anti-CAA protests.

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