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Protest against CAA intensifies


DIBRUGARH, July 30 - The anti-CAA protesters in the city today took the cultural route to stage their protest against the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act and against the arbitrary detention of peasant leader Akhil Gogoi and other anti-CAA protesters.

Organisations, who took part in the cultural protest, included Nagarikotta Honkhudhoni Ain Virodhi Mancha, Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad, Krishak Mukti Sangram Sammittee, Satra Mukti Sangram Sammittee, Gana Silpi, Manab Adhikar Sangram Sammittee, Sangrami Pragatishil Mahila Mancha and a few others.

The assembly of protesters from various organizations played traditional music as they sang in unison in support of their demand for withdrawal of CAA and unconditional release of all anti-CAA protesters. The protesters also formed human chain along the Mancotta road from the Chowkidinghee intersection to the office of the Deputy Commissioner.

Our Staff Correspondent from Jorhat adds: AASU activists today staged a protest in front of Jorhat Deputy Commissioner�s office demanding scrapping of CAA.

Leaders of several organizations of indigenous tribes and groups and Gana Adhikar Sangram Samity (GASS) took part in the protest held by maintaining social distancing and wearing masks.

The protesters shouted slogans seeking withdrawal of the amended Citizenship Act and against the BJP-led Governments at the Centre and in Assam. The protesters said that due to the pandemic outbreak the stir against CAA remained suspended for a few months but now with the resumption of the protest the same will be intensified.

AASU State Organising Secretary Jul Khound, Assistant General Secretary (Jorhat district unit) Bijoy Shankar Bordoloi, President and Vice-president of Baligaon unit respectively � Pranjit Hazarika and Amrit Kumar Dhaluwa � and executive member of Jorhat subdivisional unit Chandan Bora along with GASS Jorhat district office bearer Mridul Khound were among the leaders who participated in the protest.

ANN Service from Duliajan adds: Under the aegis of All Assam Students� Union, Sasoni regional unit and locals of Sasoni formed a human chain to protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act at Halua Tiniali, Sasoni. AASU Sasoni regional unit secretary Santu Gogoi said, �We the people of Sasoni cannot accept this contentious CAA-2019. Our demand is straight � just scrap the Act.�

While expressing his resentment over the attitude displayed by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on the Act, Santu Gogoi said, �Sarbananda Sonowal is a villain, he has betrayed the Assamese community.�

More than hundreds of activists took part in the protest by shouting slogans against the CAA and the government. Santu Gogoi added, �To save the indigenous people of Assam, we the people of Sasoni gave paddy to the anti-CAA protesters from every household. We will continue our agitation till the contentious Act is scrapped.�

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