GUWAHATI: The sounds of Doba (drum), sankha (conch shell), taal (clash cymbals) will once again echo in the atmosphere across the state on December 12 as the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) announced to re-launch its anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) movement.
Termed it as ‘Gana Hoonkar’ (public roar), the student group along with 30 other indigenous groups of the state will observe the protest in every district seeking justice for the five persons killed during the anti CAA movements in the state and pressing for the withdrawal of the citizenship amendment act.
AASU in a press statement said that the Centre had passed the CAA in the Parliament on December 11 in 2019 and from December 12 onwards, the people from across the state and country have intensified their protests against the law. December 12 is the first anniversary of the enactment of the Act.
AASU general secretary Shankar Jyoti Baruah said, “The BJP government’s brutality was seen when it not only imposed the anti- Assam law last year and killed five innocent persons when they protested against it. Their families are yet to get justice and AASU will continue to seek justice for them and for the state.”
Five persons including a school student were killed in police firing. Curfew was imposed in the city and the state for the first time had witnessed an internet shutdown.
The CAA was passed in Rajya Sabha on December 11 last year and got the President’s assent on December 12.
Though Assam had witnessed massive anti CAA movements, the protests took a halt owing to the global pandemic of Covid 19 early this year.
On Monday, Assam’s heartthrob Zubeen Garg also announced to renew his anti CAA movements. He said, “If the government tries to impose CAA upon us, then we will restart our movements again. Due to Covid19, however, the tactic might be different this time.”
The singer also announced that he won’t sing any song for any political party in the ensuing state polls of 2021.