GUWAHATI, Dec 19: Protests against the Amended Citizenship Act continued across Assam with the artistes fraternity assembling at the Assam Engineering Institute playground at Chandmari in Guwahati to oppose the Act.
Singers, actors, filmmakers, student union leaders, including AASU chief adviser Samujjal Bhattacharya, president Dipanka Kumar Nath, general secretary Lurin Jyoti Gogoi, AJYCP general secretary Palash Changmai, heartthrob singer-turned-filmmaker Zubeen Garg along with other residents of Guwahati joined the ‘Shilpir Gana Abasthan’ as they vowed to oppose the Act.
“We are protesting peacefully and democratically and will continue to do so in the coming days. The government cannot impose the Act on us. We have been saying and will reiterate it once again that we will never accept the amended Citizenship Act at any cost,” Samujjal Bhattacharya said while addressing the people at the AEI playground.
“We are opposing and will continue to oppose the amended Citizenship Act. We will protest peacefully and democratically, through our songs and music,” Zubeen Garg said.
Meanwhile, protests against the amended Citizenship Act also continued in other parts of the State.