GUWAHATI: To mark the 1st anniversary of the protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act that rocked Assam and later reached other parts of the country, the All Assam Students' Union (AASU) has announced a massive protest on December 12 next. The apex students' body, which played a key role in the agitation last year, has resolved to launch the protest in all parts of the state demanding 'justice' for the 5 martyrs of the movement, reports said.
"Since 12 December will mark exactly a year since the protests were launched against the unpopular 'CAA', the AASU has decided to recall the 5 martyrs of the movement in public places across the State. In this, I believe, we will be joined by people from across the State," AASU General Secretary Sankar Jyoti Baruah informed Inside Northeast.
Issuing a release, the stated that the Centre has passed CAA in the Parliament on December 11 in 2019 and from December 12 onwards, the people from across the state and country have been protesting against it, which resulted in the deaths of 5 innocents.
The Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 was passed by the Parliament of India on 11 December 2019. It amended the Citizenship Act, 1955 by providing a pathway to Indian citizenship for illegal migrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan.
The protest, termed as "Gana Hoonkar" (public's warning) by the apex students' body, will be observed in every district by beating traditional drums, sankha, taal, dhol etc. and seeking justice for the five martyrs’ and demanding to withdraw the Citizenship Amendment Act.
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