Amidst a clamour for withdrawal of the amended Citizenship Amendment Act(CAA), the students’ union of Cotton University have appealed the people of Assam to burn copies of CAA on uruka, the eve of Magh Bihu to the meji flames.
The Cotton University Students’ Union(CUSU) maintained that Assam should follow the traditional way to protest against the “anti-Assam” act.
“We have staged a traditional protest against the CAA and we urge the people of Assam to follow the same and burn copies of the Act to the meji flames this Bihu. This should be a gliding call to the government that our culture, language is much superior to that of the dirty policies of the government” said a CUSU member.
It may be mentioned that the Cotton University has been relentlessly expressing their opposition against the CAA which seeks to grant Indian citizenship to the people belonging to the Hindus, Jains, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, and Parsis who have become the victims of religious persecution in Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan and entered India on or before December 31st, 2014.
The harvest festival which is otherwise celebrated with much fanfare across Assam will be a low key affair this season owing to the resentment over CAA.
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