All Hopes Pinned on Supreme Court to Defeat CAA, Says AASU Leader Lurinjyoti Gogoi

All Hopes Pinned on Supreme Court to Defeat CAA, Says AASU Leader Lurinjyoti Gogoi

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Guwahati, January 11, 2019:

All Assam Students' Union (AASU) leader Lurinjyoti Gogoi, who has been forefront of the protests against the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act has resolved to continue fighting against the contentious legislation, and believes that the apex Court of the country holds the key to defeat the 'CAA'.

Talking to Inside Northeast, the AASU firebrand stated that the movement will be on in all corners of the State and revealed that all eyes will now be on the Supreme Court as the date for the hearing of petitions against the CAA has been set on January 22.

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"The battles against the CAA will now be fought in the Supreme Court. Even the CJI himself has admitted that the law is causing mass unrest across the country", Lurin further opined.

"They have violated the 'Assam Accord' and violated the secular fabric of the nation. We want a society free from these ills

"People are protesting and due to their ideological clash with the ruling dispensation, and their fears have led to the idea of floating of a new party, that will be an alternative solution to the existing options -- the AGP, BJP, and Congress", Gogoi said, speaking on the lines of several eminent personalities and indigenous peoples' leaders expressing their desire to float a new political front to tackle the saffron might.

Today, the firebrand leader is set to address a mass gathering at Sadiya against the 'CAA'. "We have to defeat this legislation at any cost", Lurin says, before taking to the stage to address the mass gathering of people opposed to the CAA.

It may be mentioned here that Lurin made his observations after the Union Home Ministry, through  stated that the act, under which non-Muslim refugees from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan will be provided Indian citizenship, will come into effect from January 10.

Meanwhile, a situation of unrest and chaos still reigns across the country, after massive protests erupted after the CAB’s (Citizenship Amendment Bill) passage in the Rajya Sabha and forced implementation of the CAA. Several deaths were reported from different parts of the country. Internet shutdowns became commonplace to quell the protests. Curfews were also imposed by the Government in a bid to bring the chaotic situation under control.

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Edited By: Admin
Published On: Jan 11, 2020