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Protesters vow to carry on movement

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Dec 17 - There is still time for Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal to take a strong stand against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in front of the Union government, or else the people of Assam will never accept him in the coming days.

This was opined by octogenarian Niran Saikia, who is also a family friend of Sonowal, while taking part in the Gana Satyagraha organised under the aegis of the All Guwahati Students� Union (AGSU) at the Latasil field today.

�Sonowal is a good friend of my son and I never thought that he could betray us in such a way,� she rued, adding �We will never accept the CAA in any condition. We are committed to continuing with the movement.�

Taking part in the protest, artiste Prithwiraj Rava said, �By imposing the Act, the BJP-led government is conspiring to kill our culture and society. So, we will not accept it.�

The Satyagraha, organised by the AASU and 30 other tribal organisations, entered its second day today. Many organisations, including the Guwahati Zila Satra Mahasabha, senior citizen groups, members of the artiste fraternity and others took part in it.

As part of the protest, agitators took out a rally from the Latasil ground to the Office of Deputy Commissioner. Later, police detained all the protesters, after which they were taken to the Dighalipukhuri-par.

Meanwhile, AASU adviser Dr Samujjal Bhattacharya alleged that the BJP-led State government has started dominating the mass movement in a different way.

�Recently a group of people armed with weapons barged into the house of AASU member Nitu Saikia at Melamara of Golaghat. The group first enquired about Nitu Saikia and then opened blank fire. In Guwahati also, protesters have been facing a lot of domination. The government will have to stop such atrocities or else the situation will turn worse,� Bhattacharya rued.

The AASU leadership meanwhile slammed the State government over the arrest of KMSS leader Akhil Gogoi and demanded his immediate release. �Arrest of Akhil Gogoi is an example of the domineering character of this State government,� Bhattacharya said.

The Assam State Branch of Indian Medical Association also carried out a protest against the CAA and joined with the participants at the Gana Satyagraha.

�The mass protest against the CAA will be a long process in which the doctor community of Assam has to play a very important role. It is time for a united movement by all sections of public,� Dr Anjan Saikia, a city-based doctor who took part in the protest, said.

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Protesters vow to carry on movement

GUWAHATI, Dec 17 - There is still time for Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal to take a strong stand against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in front of the Union government, or else the people of Assam will never accept him in the coming days.

This was opined by octogenarian Niran Saikia, who is also a family friend of Sonowal, while taking part in the Gana Satyagraha organised under the aegis of the All Guwahati Students� Union (AGSU) at the Latasil field today.

�Sonowal is a good friend of my son and I never thought that he could betray us in such a way,� she rued, adding �We will never accept the CAA in any condition. We are committed to continuing with the movement.�

Taking part in the protest, artiste Prithwiraj Rava said, �By imposing the Act, the BJP-led government is conspiring to kill our culture and society. So, we will not accept it.�

The Satyagraha, organised by the AASU and 30 other tribal organisations, entered its second day today. Many organisations, including the Guwahati Zila Satra Mahasabha, senior citizen groups, members of the artiste fraternity and others took part in it.

As part of the protest, agitators took out a rally from the Latasil ground to the Office of Deputy Commissioner. Later, police detained all the protesters, after which they were taken to the Dighalipukhuri-par.

Meanwhile, AASU adviser Dr Samujjal Bhattacharya alleged that the BJP-led State government has started dominating the mass movement in a different way.

�Recently a group of people armed with weapons barged into the house of AASU member Nitu Saikia at Melamara of Golaghat. The group first enquired about Nitu Saikia and then opened blank fire. In Guwahati also, protesters have been facing a lot of domination. The government will have to stop such atrocities or else the situation will turn worse,� Bhattacharya rued.

The AASU leadership meanwhile slammed the State government over the arrest of KMSS leader Akhil Gogoi and demanded his immediate release. �Arrest of Akhil Gogoi is an example of the domineering character of this State government,� Bhattacharya said.

The Assam State Branch of Indian Medical Association also carried out a protest against the CAA and joined with the participants at the Gana Satyagraha.

�The mass protest against the CAA will be a long process in which the doctor community of Assam has to play a very important role. It is time for a united movement by all sections of public,� Dr Anjan Saikia, a city-based doctor who took part in the protest, said.