Guwahati, December 4, 2019:
Bedlam erupted in the streets of Guwahati city on a breezy winter afternoon, as members of the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) spilled onto the streets to stage a noisy protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.
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A frenzied mass of student protesters brought out effigies of Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as well as Union Home Minister Sarbananda Sonowal — whom they hold responsible for bringing the Bill.
Continuing in the same vein as the Cotton University students, who had staged a similar demonstration in the city during midnight hour, the protesters were not even deterred when police personnel charged them, with the intention to douse out the flames of rebellion (metaphorically), and
Clear cries of “joi aai axom” rended the air, as the student body exhibited its distaste for what it alleges to be a ‘jati‘ destroying Bill.
One of the protesters told mediapersons, “As this Bill threatens the integrity of Assam, we will not accept it at any cost. The Centre’s scheme to implement this scheme will never be accepted at any cost.
Earlier, the AASU’s Chief Advisor Samujjal Bhattacharya, after a meeting with the top honchos of the Union Home Ministry, stated that the protests would continue. The AASU leader further said that the organization, which launched the Assam Agitation in 1979, would oppose the Bill at all costs.
“This CAB is bad for the country, and especially for Assam, as it nullifies the Assam Accord”, Bhattacharya has asserted.
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