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Thousands of women take to streets against CAA

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Dec 21 - Thousands of women today took to streets across the length and breadth of the State registering their strong protest against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019. In stark contrast to the violent protests being witnessed in several other parts of the country, the women protesters of the State sang, recited, deliberated and resolved to continue their disciplined, democratic protest till the legislation is scrapped.

At the call of the All Assam Students� Union (AASU) and its 30 allied organizations representing different ethnic groups, all-women protests were held in a number of places of the State.

The protests, like other anti-CAA stirs, are being supported by a number of other civil society organisations, employees� associations, students� and youth bodies and cultural organisations.

Addressing a huge gathering of women in Latasil field in Guwahati, AASU chief advisor Dr Samujjal Bhattacharya said that the main reason behind the success of any major movement of the world was the formidable force of women power.

�The strong resolve of our mothers and sisters have been the strongest force behind the success of the Assam Movement. A similar situation has arisen today and a similar grit is being demonstrated by the women of Assam today,� Bhattacharya stated.

On the Union and the State governments� attempts to weaken the movement by dividing people on religious lines, he said that in Assam the movement is still secular and neither Muslims nor Hindus who came to Assam after March 25, 1971 would be accepted by the people here.

Women from all walks of life, from school-going girls to a good number of senior citizens took part in the all-women sit-in protests across the State.

Mostly dressed in their ethnic wear and gamosa wrapped around their heads, the protesters shouted slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for allegedly giving a communal colour to the protests in Assam by commenting on the outfit of the protesters.

AASU president Dipanka Kumar Nath and general secretary Lurinjyoti Gogoi also addressed the gathering and slammed Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal for his inability to protect the interest of the indigenous communities of Assam and not taking a stand against the alleged violation of Assam Accord.

Tomorrow, a public meeting would be held at the Hatigaon High School to pay tribute of Sam Stafford who was martyred during the anti-CAB movement in Guwahati.

On December 23, a citizens� sit-in demonstration would be held across the State from 11 am to 2 pm.

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Thousands of women take to streets against CAA

GUWAHATI, Dec 21 - Thousands of women today took to streets across the length and breadth of the State registering their strong protest against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019. In stark contrast to the violent protests being witnessed in several other parts of the country, the women protesters of the State sang, recited, deliberated and resolved to continue their disciplined, democratic protest till the legislation is scrapped.

At the call of the All Assam Students� Union (AASU) and its 30 allied organizations representing different ethnic groups, all-women protests were held in a number of places of the State.

The protests, like other anti-CAA stirs, are being supported by a number of other civil society organisations, employees� associations, students� and youth bodies and cultural organisations.

Addressing a huge gathering of women in Latasil field in Guwahati, AASU chief advisor Dr Samujjal Bhattacharya said that the main reason behind the success of any major movement of the world was the formidable force of women power.

�The strong resolve of our mothers and sisters have been the strongest force behind the success of the Assam Movement. A similar situation has arisen today and a similar grit is being demonstrated by the women of Assam today,� Bhattacharya stated.

On the Union and the State governments� attempts to weaken the movement by dividing people on religious lines, he said that in Assam the movement is still secular and neither Muslims nor Hindus who came to Assam after March 25, 1971 would be accepted by the people here.

Women from all walks of life, from school-going girls to a good number of senior citizens took part in the all-women sit-in protests across the State.

Mostly dressed in their ethnic wear and gamosa wrapped around their heads, the protesters shouted slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for allegedly giving a communal colour to the protests in Assam by commenting on the outfit of the protesters.

AASU president Dipanka Kumar Nath and general secretary Lurinjyoti Gogoi also addressed the gathering and slammed Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal for his inability to protect the interest of the indigenous communities of Assam and not taking a stand against the alleged violation of Assam Accord.

Tomorrow, a public meeting would be held at the Hatigaon High School to pay tribute of Sam Stafford who was martyred during the anti-CAB movement in Guwahati.

On December 23, a citizens� sit-in demonstration would be held across the State from 11 am to 2 pm.