JORHAT, Nov 22 - Activists of Jorhat district unit of AASU and 30 other organizations of indigenous communities of the State on Thursday evening took out a torch rally through the main thoroughfares of Jorhat town to oppose Central Government�s move to pass the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 in the ongoing session of the Parliament.
The rally, led by State AASU Organizational Secretary Jul Khound, was taken out from Jagannath Barooah College here.
Shouting slogans against the Narendra Modi-led and the Sarbananda Sonowal-led governments, the protesters said Assam cannot further accept foreigners (read Hindu illegal migrants from Bangladesh) as the Government was planning to do so after passing the CAB.
They said that instead the Government should have taken steps to deport illegal migrants from Bangladesh as was promised by Prime Minister Modi before becoming Prime Minister earlier in Assam during poll eve.
Khound suggested that Prime Minister should settle Hindu illegal migrants from Bangladesh in Gujarat instead of Assam. Executive member of AASU State Committee Surjya Kumar Bhuyan flayed Sonowal, a former top AASU leader, of now �forgetting� his (Sonowal) past action of giving slogan demanding deportation of illegal migrants from Bangladesh after coming to power.
General Secretary and Assistant General Secretary of Jorhat district unit Jitu Neog and Bijoy Shankar Bordoloi respectively also participated in the torch rally.
Meanwhile, members and supporters of Jorhat district unit of All Assam Chutia Students� Union on Wednesday staged a two-hour sit-in stir in front of the Jorhat Deputy Commissioner�s office at AT Road here.
The students� body staged the protest to oppose the Central Government�s decision to get CAB passed in the Parliament and also demanding inclusion of Chutia community in the Scheduled Tribes� list.
The protesters came down heavily on the BJP for promising earlier on the eve of Assembly polls to protect the interests of the indigenous people. And now the party is moving ahead to amend a law, the outcome of which would pose a serious threat to the language and culture of the native communities.
The protesters also shouted slogans demanding granting of SC status to Chutia community and chided the Central Government for failing to implement the same.
Meanwhile, on Wednesday evening activists of Jorhat district unit of AJYCP took out a torch rally through the main thoroughfares of Jorhat to oppose CAB.
All committees under Jorhat district unit of AJYCP joined the protest.