Assam: Anti-CAA Movement To Resume From December
Guwahati: Come December and Assam to witness the anti- Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) movement in the state as Lurinjyoti Gogoi, former All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) leader who was in the fore front of the anti CAA in 2019 has announced a series of protests to revamp the movement once again.
The development came after the success of the farmers’ protest forcing the Centre to repeal the three farm laws.
Gogoi told media, “A series of protests and activities to be held from December 9 onwards. Since December 11 night the controversial act was enacted, it will be observed as a ‘black day’ followed by December 12 as the day of sacrifice in memory of those who laid down their lives protesting it.”
Reacting to chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma’s comment that no one will now advocate any movement due to the post Covid situation, Gogoi replied that the movement against CAA got affected due to the pandemic and now it’s time for reviving it.
Earlier, refuting to the calls of the anti CAA activists who have once again decided to resume the anti CAA movement in the state, Sarma said that people of Assam would not join in any such movement now.
Sarma said, “People have just now got some relief from the Covid19 pandemic and trying to revive their economy which was badly hit by the outbreak led lockdown. I believe no one is now ready to join any such movement. It’s not about whether they support or reject CAA but it’s not the time for such movement.”
To which Gogoi said, “Who is responsible for the economy? It’s the BJP government which has failed miserably to check on price rise and betrayed the people of Assam in the name of protecting ‘Jati, mati, bheti’.”