The Congress in Assam kicked off an 800-km long ‘padyatra’ from Sadiya to Dhubri to protest against the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (CAA).
Rajya Sabha member and Assam Pradesh Congress Committee president Ripun Bora launched the statewide ‘padyatra’ from Sadiya, a far east town of Assam.
Dhubri is an old town on the bank of the Brahmaputra river, with historical significance and is located along the India-Bangladesh border.
Addressing a huge crowd, Bora said that the agitation will continue till the Act is repealed. “Assam will never accept this Act. It is anti-Assam and anti-Northeast. Congress party is with the people of Assam,” Bora added.
Violent protests broke out in several parts of the country after the citizenship law was passed in parliament on December 11th, 2019. Several people have died in Assam, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh in violence over the week.
Launched a blistering attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah, senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said that the two BJP leaders are dividing the country as they can’t face public anger against unemployment and the state of the economy.
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