Won’t accept CAA, protests to continue, AASU-AJYCP reaffirm stand after Centre enforces Act


GUWAHATI, Jan 11: After the Centre issued a gazette notification on Friday night enforcing the provisions of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) from Jan 10, the All Assam Students’ Union and Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad, the frontal organizations of the anti-CAA protests in the Northeast, have expressed their resentment and resistance.

“Centre has illegally imposed this unconstitutional bill on us threatening our language, civilization and culture. We have faith in the Supreme Court and hope it will repeal this act. We are hopeful that at first the apex court will issue a stay on the act and will give us justice,” said AASU president Dipanka Kumar Nath.

Nath further stated that protests against the contentious act would continue during Magh bihu celebration in the state.

Meanwhile, expressing his staunch opposition against the amended Citizenship Act, AASU general secretary Lurinjyoti Gogoi said, “The government has displayed their undemocratic mentality, they have showed no respect to the people of Assam and their protests. The struggle will go on, because this is a struggle to save the future of Assam, to preserve our language and culture.”

On the other hand, AJYCP general secretary Polash Changmai said, “Through our protests, people of Assam will make Delhi understand that we don’t accept something they impose on us.”

He further slammed the Centre for issuing the gazette notification prior to the next hearing takes place in the Supreme Court on Jan 22.