Guwahati: Ahead of the third phase polling, the members of Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuva Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) took out a massive bike rally in heart of the Guwahati city demanding repeal of the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) on Friday.
The organizations took out a bike rally from Rotary Club to Chandmari via Ganeshguri in GS Road.
AJYCP along with the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) had earlier announced its fresh anti-CAA stir in the state in the midst of state assembly elections.
Speaking to the media, AJYCP General Secretary Palash Changmai said, “We will continue our protest against the CAA across Assam. BJP National president JP Nadda clearly stated during the release of their party manifesto that they would implement CAA in the state if voted to power in Assam, but, this is not acceptable to AJYCP on any condition.”
Several protestors from AASU, AJYCP and other indigenous organizations saw the law as a threat to their cultural identity and livelihood.
The Guwahati city also witnessed violent protests against the CAA in 2019 and four persons out of five lost their lives during the movement.
The objective of the CAA is to grant Indian citizenship to people of minority communities Hindu, Sikh, Jain, Buddhist, Parsi and Christian of Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, who had come to India till December 31, 2014, due to religious persecution in these countries.
Notably, protests against the contentious CAA erupted in the state ever since the citizenship bill has been placed in Parliament in the year 2019.