Guwahati: Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s go to, the All Assam Students Union (AASU) on Friday had taken out torchlight processions to have their calls for be heard which prominently embody scrapping of the Citizenship Amendment Act. ALSO READ | Farmers At Singhu Border Present Person Who Alleged Shootout Plot To Disrupt Agri Protest
Procession by AASU had a conflict with the police as college students confronted lathi-charge and detention aimed to cease the agitation.
As per earlier experiences, 4 AASU members have been injured in a conflict with the police who stopped them from taking out the torchlight procession at Tezpur. Following the incident, the district unit of the influential college students’ organisation referred to as for a 12-hour Sonitpur Bandh.
In Guwahati, police had barricaded the AASU headquarters ‘Swahid Bhawan’ and protesters weren’t allowed to maneuver out with torchlights. So the scholars’ physique continued their protest behind the obstacles.
Besides, Citizenship Amendment Act, the AASU can be in favour of repealing the Environmental Impact Assessment Act and seeks implementation of the report of the Committee on Clause 6 of the Assam Accord, which protects the constitutional rights of indigenous folks.
AASU advisor Samujjal Bhattacharya and president Dipanka Kumar Nath had an argument with the cops, who requested college students at hand over the torchlights for the rally to be permitted.
“We refuse at hand over the torchlights as this was part of our protest programme and we is not going to change it. We, repeatedly, assured the authorities that our agitation can be non-violent, democratic and peaceable however the BJP authorities is scared as they failed the folks of Assam,” Bhattacharya mentioned.
The Advisor criticised Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, who was the president of the AASU when Bhattacharya was its common secretary, for utilizing police to suppress the agitation.
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“It was from Swahid Bhawan that Sonowal reached the chief minister’s workplace and now he’s sending pressure to cease democratic and peaceable protests. This is shameful and we condemn this,” he mentioned.
“AASU had taken out torchlight processions because the Assam motion towards foreigners and no dispensation stopped it. This is the primary authorities to take such a step, and this proves that the CM is a coward and his authorities is afraid of non-violent and democratic protest,” Bhattacharya added.
Slogans have been raised towards Narendra Modi, Amit Shah and CM Sonowal.
The PM had assured AASU that the suggestions of the committee can be applied to the “final comma and full cease, however it is going to be almost a 12 months now that the report was submitted, and no motion has been taken up to now”, he alleged.
“The constitutional safeguard underneath Clause 6 of Assam Accord is our democratic proper and never any charity by the prime minister or the house minister. Our protests will proceed until these calls for are fulfilled,” the AASU chief asserted.
PM Narendra Modi can be visiting Sivasagar district on Saturday to launch a particular programme of the state authorities to distribute land ‘patta’ or allotment certificates to multiple lakh landless indigenous folks.
Following this, Home Minister Shah is scheduled to go to the state on Sunday.
AASU plans to stage protests in all district and sub-divisional headquarters by overlaying their faces with black material throughout Modi’s go to on Saturday, after which the influential orgnisation will observe ‘Black Day’ on January 24 by burning copies of the CAA throughout Amit Shah’s go to.
(With Agency Inputs)