SIVASAGAR, March 6 - The All Assam SC Students� Union, Asom Satra Yuva Sanmilon and Sadou Asom Moriya Chatra Yuva Santha have demanded the unconditional release of Akhil Gogoi, Dhairya Konwar and Bitu Sonowal from jail.
During a protest demonstration in front of the Sivasagar Deputy Commissioner�s office on Thursday, the organisations also demanded repeal of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.
Debasish Mishra, leader of the Asom Chatra Yuva Sanmilon, criticised the BJP-led government for their indifference to the sentiments of the people of Assam.
Other leaders like Paras Jyoti Das and Mridul Das of the SC Students� Union, Arsadur Rahman, Prince Hazarika and Irsad Ullah termed the CAA as �atrocious� and �divisive�.
The leaders appealed to the people to light a lamp in every house to pray for the early recovery of Akhil Gogoi.
On Wednesday, the student bodies had organised demonstrations in Amguri town and burnt effigies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Finance and PWD Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.
Our Dibrugarh Staff Correspondent adds: Condemning the ruling government for selectively imprisoning mostly leaders of the Ahom community by bringing false accusations on them following CAA protests, the All Assam Ahom Association on Thursady demanded unconditional release of peasant leader Akhil Gogoi and all others who have been put behind bars unethically.
�We have been observing that the government has been discriminating against the Ahom community. The Ahom community is very much disturbed by the fact that the government is engaged in slapping false cases on leaders of selective organisations in relation to the CAA protest. The government has particularly tried to confine the dynamic leader Akhil Gogoi through such cases. The Ahom body has taken strong exception to the human rights violation by the government by not providing proper medical care to Akhil Gogoi despite knowing that he is severely sick. The attempt of the government to push the peasant leader towards the jaws of death will not be tolerated. We have resolved to launch mass agitation for the unconditional release and for proper medical treatment to Akhil Gogoi,� Hemanta Dehingia, general secretary, All Assam Ahom Association told newsmen.