The All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) on Saturday announces different agitation programme against Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB).
Addressing a press conference, the AASU also urged the people of Assam to cooperate with the Assam Bandh called by NESO on December 10.
AASU also announces that it will take out a torchlight rally on December 7 and 8 in protest against CAB. It will also organize lamp lighting on December 10 and said that if the bill will be placed in the Parliament, it will be burnt.
The organization informed that they will organize a mass hunger strike programme on December 13 at Guwahati and on December 14 it will organize road yatra and protest meetings in the villages.
Addressing the media, AASU General Secretary Lurin Jyoti Gogoi said that the government has tried to bring a division among ourselves adding that they want to destroy the self-respect of Assam in the day of Swahid Divas by placing the bill in the Parliament.
He further stated that the government has already started the dominating policy by issuing circular in the government schools and colleges so that no students could participate in the protests against CAB. Is this ‘democracy’ or ‘monarchy’, asks Lurin Jyoti.
Meanwhile, AASU Adviser Samujjal Bhattacharya said that the government tried to bring CAB only for the Bangladeshi Hindu and that it can’t be accepted.
The AASU Adviser said that the protests against CAB will continue adding that the Assam Accord was the best agreement of that time but it has not been implemented. He said that none of the government has implemented the accord.
Stating that the bill is communal, Bhattacharyya said that they challenged the Prime Minister, Home Minister and Defense Minister to come forward to open debate. “We have challenged them to implement the Assam Accord by showing them their vision document. The Chief Minister, Ministers have been able to sit in the assembly seats only because of the Assam Accord and that the people cast their votes for Assam Accord but the government ditched the people,” said Bhattacharya.
He further raised a question that if CAB is harmful to the inner line permit and sixth schedule areas then how it is fruitful for Assam. If CAB is harmful, then it is harmful to the entire state of Assam and Northeast. The government is doing this for the vote bank purpose, said Bhattacharya.
He also threatened the government not to bargain with the 6 Clause of Assam Accord and asked the government not to stop protests with their dominating policy.