GUWAHATI: Mamoni Stafford, the mother of Sam Stafford who was one of the ‘martyrs’ killed during the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) movements in Assam in December 2019, handed over a Gamosa with anti CAA message to senior Congress party leader Rakibul Hussain on Friday.
The Assam Congress has announced that it will collect 50 Lakh Gamosas from the state which will be displayed at the CAA Martyrs’ Memorial if the party comes to power in the ensuing Assam polls slated in April-May this year.
The grieving family demanded justice for the, then 17year-old Stafford, who succumbed to bullet injuries fired by the Police during Anti-CAA protests “My son Sam was neither a terrorist nor was hea hooligan Who gave them the right to kill my innocent son I need justice for him,” said Mamoni Stafford, the victim’s mother.
Former Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) activist and distinguished educationist, Mukul Chandra Saikia, demanded a complete roll-back of CAA and handed over a Gamosa to Hussain with his comments and signature on it.
Acclaimed social activist, Rajiv Handique too handed over his signed Gamosa with an anti-CAA message to Congress Legislature Party Leader DebabrataSaikia in Tinsukia. “I strongly oppose CAA and demand its immediate roll-back as a responsible citizen,” wrote Handique in his message on a Gamosa.
Similarly, eminent educationist Khargeswar Bhuyan, acclaimed social activist Shivananda Kakati and renowned social activist and internationally acclaimed poet Prayag Saikia too followed the suit. Saikia termed CAA as anti-Assam and disrespectful to the Assam Accord. He iterated that the CAA pushed by the BJP government is against the interests of the Assamese people.
APCC said massive support is pouring in, for the anti-CAA Gamosa collection-drive as, women, college students, entrepreneurs, senior citizens, private-sector employees have lent their support to the party and handed over signedGamosas to party leaders and workers.