By Debananda Medak
GUWAHATI: Ever since the imposition of the lockdown following the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in the country, the human chain has become an effective tool, more particularly in Assam, to stage intensified protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and for demanding the immediate release of peasant leader Akhil Gogoi.
Demanding to release Gogoi unconditionally at the earliest and continuing its protests against the CAA, the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti, students’ community, senior citizens, intellectuals, lawyers, journalists and farmers demonstrated human chains across the state on Thursday and shouted protest slogans.
Apart from the human chains, the protesters also performed songs, dances, and demonstrated paintings as a mark of protests.
At Simoluguri in Sivasagar, the police detained 7 KMSS protesters who were later released.
The protesters in Jorhat lighted earthen lamps at the historic Lachit Borphukan Maidam premises and prayed for early release and recovery of the KMSS leader.
The human chains were formed and demonstrated at Dibrugarh, Lakhimpur, Nagaon, Baksa, Dhubri, Goalpara, Darrang, Barpeta,Sonitpur, Hailakandi, Cachar, Charaideu and Tinsukia. The protesters also adhered to social distance and other protocols issued by the Health Ministry.
On the other hand, a big street protest was carried out at the Golaghat town. The protest was carried out from General Filed of the town to the office of the deputy commissioner of the district.
In Dhemaji district, protests were carried out at Gogamukh, Simen Chapori, Jonai, Silapathar, Bordalani.
Other organisations, joining the protest were, Also joining the organisations were – Sonowal Kochari Students’ Union, Chutia Students’ Union, Adivasi students’ Union, Tai AHom Juba Parishad and Ahom Jatiya Gana Mancha had participated the protests.