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Stir, legal battle against CAA to continue, asserts AASU president

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GUWAHATI, Dec 12 - The All Assam Students� Union (AASU) has vowed to continue agitation on the streets and legal battle simultaneously against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019, asserting that the supreme sacrifices of the martyrs of the anti-CAA movement would not be allowed to go in vain.

Talking to The Assam Tribune, AASU president Dipanka Kumar Nath said all the political parties should make their stand clear on the CAA. He pointed out that the mass movement against the CAA slowed down because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But the AASU has decided to intensify the movement by maintaining COVID-19 protocols.

Nath said that a meeting of the AASU and 30 organisations representing different ethnic groups of the State would be held within this month to chalk out the next course of agitation. He said discussions would also be held with prominent personalities while chalking out the next phase of agitation.

�A few persons, including artistes, who were with us during the anti-CAA movement early this year, have joined the ruling party for their personal gains. But that will not affect the movement as majority of the prominent artistes are still with us and they have promised to take active part in the movement,� he added.

Nath said the AASU had earlier met leaders of different political parties of the country to secure support to the anti-CAA movement and after the COVID situation improves, the student body would start the process of meeting political leaders to persuade them to raise the issue on the floor of Parliament.

He said the North East Students Organisation (NESO) would also meet soon to chalk out strategies for intensifying the movement in the entire northeastern region. The NESO observed �black day� yesterday in the entire region in protest against the CAA.

Asserting that the sacrifice of five martyrs of the anti-CAA movement would not be allowed to go in vain, Nath reiterated the demand for a judicial probe into the deaths of the five persons in police firing. He alleged that even after one year of the incident, the State government has not been able to gather courage to order a judicial probe into the police firing on peaceful protesters.

�The government knows who the police officers were responsible for firing on the peaceful protesters. But no action has been taken against anyone,� he added.

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Stir, legal battle against CAA to continue, asserts AASU president

GUWAHATI, Dec 12 - The All Assam Students� Union (AASU) has vowed to continue agitation on the streets and legal battle simultaneously against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019, asserting that the supreme sacrifices of the martyrs of the anti-CAA movement would not be allowed to go in vain.

Talking to The Assam Tribune, AASU president Dipanka Kumar Nath said all the political parties should make their stand clear on the CAA. He pointed out that the mass movement against the CAA slowed down because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But the AASU has decided to intensify the movement by maintaining COVID-19 protocols.

Nath said that a meeting of the AASU and 30 organisations representing different ethnic groups of the State would be held within this month to chalk out the next course of agitation. He said discussions would also be held with prominent personalities while chalking out the next phase of agitation.

�A few persons, including artistes, who were with us during the anti-CAA movement early this year, have joined the ruling party for their personal gains. But that will not affect the movement as majority of the prominent artistes are still with us and they have promised to take active part in the movement,� he added.

Nath said the AASU had earlier met leaders of different political parties of the country to secure support to the anti-CAA movement and after the COVID situation improves, the student body would start the process of meeting political leaders to persuade them to raise the issue on the floor of Parliament.

He said the North East Students Organisation (NESO) would also meet soon to chalk out strategies for intensifying the movement in the entire northeastern region. The NESO observed �black day� yesterday in the entire region in protest against the CAA.

Asserting that the sacrifice of five martyrs of the anti-CAA movement would not be allowed to go in vain, Nath reiterated the demand for a judicial probe into the deaths of the five persons in police firing. He alleged that even after one year of the incident, the State government has not been able to gather courage to order a judicial probe into the police firing on peaceful protesters.

�The government knows who the police officers were responsible for firing on the peaceful protesters. But no action has been taken against anyone,� he added.

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