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Sit-in, poster campaign against CAA

By Staff Reporter/city correspondent

GUWAHATI, Dec 28 - The teachers of Dispur College today staged a sit-in demonstration on the college campus, demanding immediate scrapping of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019.

The teachers also regretted that the Assam College Teachers� Association (ACTA) is not playing the role expected of it during this hour of crisis for the Assamese people.

The teachers, wearing black badges, staged the protest from 12.30 noon, holding placards with slogans like �No CAA�, �Withdraw CAA�, etc.

Dispur College Teacher�s Unit president Dr Babi Baruah and secretary Dr Jyotish Goswami said the Act would ruin the basic identity of the indigenous Assamese people and their language, art and culture.

�Therefore, the teachers of Dispur College have come out on their own to oppose the Act but the kind of support we expected from the ACTA is still missing,� they said.

Stating that the people of Assam accepted illegal immigrants till 1971, the teachers said the State do not want any more migrants �as Assam is a poor State with limited resources. The Act threatens the identity of the Assamese people and will turn them into a minority�.

�The Act is against the Constitution and also a threat to the unique composite culture of the region,� it said.

A tribute-paying programme was also organised in the honour of those who had lost their lives during the recent anti-CAA protests. The teachers� unit also appealed to the central committee of ACTA to take a strong stand against CAA. Meanwhile, the Arya Vidyapeeth Teachers� Unit yesterday staged a sit-in demonstration demanding withdrawal of CAA.

Poster campaign: As part of the campaign �Saturday against CAA�, students of Cotton University today pasted posters near the university campus against the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019.

The �Saturday against CAA� campaign was launched by the students last Saturday.

A student of the university Hirakjyoti Bora said, �As part of our campaign, we took a decision to protest against the Act and also to create awareness about the Act among the public. We mainly paste posters on walls and the shops near the university. The posters carry the message that being Assamese why we should oppose CAA. Firstly the Act violates the Constitution, secondly it violates the Assam Accord and it also poses a great threat to our language, culture and identity.�

Hirakjyoti further said, �The students are continuously opposing the Act and we will continue with our protest. We will take other measures as well to oppose it. We will attend classes regularly and every Saturday we will take time off from other activities to protest against CAA.�

Sit-in by Association of the Deaf: The Assam Association of the Deaf staged a sit-in demonstration against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (CAA) at the Lakhidhar Bora Kshetra here today.

Nearly 500 members of the association gathered at 11 am to protest against the Act holding placards with anti-government and anti-CAA slogans.

All Assam Students� Union chief adviser Dr Samujjal Kumar Bhattacharya praising the step of the association, said, �The government should have taken a lesson from this demonstration and scrap the Act immediately.�

Along with Bhattacharya, students from Cotton University, senior advocate Satyen Deka, journalist Manjit Mahanta, pro-talks ULFA leader Anup Chetia, activist Nripen Malakar among others participated in the protest.

General secretary of the association Tapan Kumar Sarma said, �The State government has failed to protect the interest of the people here.�

Sarma also condemned the atrocities, firing and killing of five protesters in different parts of the State.

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Sit-in, poster campaign against CAA

GUWAHATI, Dec 28 - The teachers of Dispur College today staged a sit-in demonstration on the college campus, demanding immediate scrapping of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019.

The teachers also regretted that the Assam College Teachers� Association (ACTA) is not playing the role expected of it during this hour of crisis for the Assamese people.

The teachers, wearing black badges, staged the protest from 12.30 noon, holding placards with slogans like �No CAA�, �Withdraw CAA�, etc.

Dispur College Teacher�s Unit president Dr Babi Baruah and secretary Dr Jyotish Goswami said the Act would ruin the basic identity of the indigenous Assamese people and their language, art and culture.

�Therefore, the teachers of Dispur College have come out on their own to oppose the Act but the kind of support we expected from the ACTA is still missing,� they said.

Stating that the people of Assam accepted illegal immigrants till 1971, the teachers said the State do not want any more migrants �as Assam is a poor State with limited resources. The Act threatens the identity of the Assamese people and will turn them into a minority�.

�The Act is against the Constitution and also a threat to the unique composite culture of the region,� it said.

A tribute-paying programme was also organised in the honour of those who had lost their lives during the recent anti-CAA protests. The teachers� unit also appealed to the central committee of ACTA to take a strong stand against CAA. Meanwhile, the Arya Vidyapeeth Teachers� Unit yesterday staged a sit-in demonstration demanding withdrawal of CAA.

Poster campaign: As part of the campaign �Saturday against CAA�, students of Cotton University today pasted posters near the university campus against the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019.

The �Saturday against CAA� campaign was launched by the students last Saturday.

A student of the university Hirakjyoti Bora said, �As part of our campaign, we took a decision to protest against the Act and also to create awareness about the Act among the public. We mainly paste posters on walls and the shops near the university. The posters carry the message that being Assamese why we should oppose CAA. Firstly the Act violates the Constitution, secondly it violates the Assam Accord and it also poses a great threat to our language, culture and identity.�

Hirakjyoti further said, �The students are continuously opposing the Act and we will continue with our protest. We will take other measures as well to oppose it. We will attend classes regularly and every Saturday we will take time off from other activities to protest against CAA.�

Sit-in by Association of the Deaf: The Assam Association of the Deaf staged a sit-in demonstration against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (CAA) at the Lakhidhar Bora Kshetra here today.

Nearly 500 members of the association gathered at 11 am to protest against the Act holding placards with anti-government and anti-CAA slogans.

All Assam Students� Union chief adviser Dr Samujjal Kumar Bhattacharya praising the step of the association, said, �The government should have taken a lesson from this demonstration and scrap the Act immediately.�

Along with Bhattacharya, students from Cotton University, senior advocate Satyen Deka, journalist Manjit Mahanta, pro-talks ULFA leader Anup Chetia, activist Nripen Malakar among others participated in the protest.

General secretary of the association Tapan Kumar Sarma said, �The State government has failed to protect the interest of the people here.�

Sarma also condemned the atrocities, firing and killing of five protesters in different parts of the State.