GUWAHATI, Dec 24: Protests and road marches against Citizenship (Amendment) Act continues across Assam with the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) and other groups and organizations hitting the streets and organizing demonstrations against the Act.
Thousands of people assembled at the Chowkidinghee playground in Dibrugarh to take part in AASU’s ‘Gana Garjan’ programme to reiterate their opposition to the Act.
AASU general secretary Lurin Jyoti Gogoi, other AASU leaders, several eminent personalities and people from various walks of life took part in the protests.
“We would like to make it clear that the Assamese community will never accept the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in any way. We will continue to oppose the Act. Let the government hear our voices,” Lurin Jyoti Gogoi said in Dibrugarh.
The AASU also held protests in other places of the State as thousands vowed to continue demonstrations till the Government bows down to their demand of repealing the Act.
AASU chief adviser Samujjal Bhattacharya, president Dipanka Kumar Nath joined other student leaders in a demonstration in Tezpur.
The Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad (AJYCP), other groups, apolitical organizations and the common masses also staged protests against the Act.
The artistes’ community continued their protests as several singers and musicians opposed the amended Citizenship Act through songs and music.
At Digboi in eastern Assam’s Tinsukia district, women in large numbers took to the streets to voice their opposition to the Act.