GUWAHATI: The All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) came down heavily on BJP national president JP Nadda for the latter’s remark on the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
Nadda said that CAA which was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic will be implemented soon. He further said that the process of framing rules has already started. The BJP chief made the remarks during a visit to West Bengal to take stock of organisational matters ahead of the 2021 assembly elections.
AASU chief advisor Samujjal Bhattacharjya said, “Strongly oppose the recent statement of Nadda regarding CAA. The Act is a violation of the Assam Accord, it protects illegal foreigners. The Act is an assault on the secular fabric of our constitution. It poses threat to the northeast.”
The veteran leader reiterated AASU’s demand for scrapping of CAA.
The contentious legislation was passed by Parliament during the winter session in December last year, leading to widespread protests in the northeast as well as across the country.
At least five persons died in police firing in Assam while out on protecting against CAA.