GOLAGHAT: All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) members on Monday showed black flag to State Agriculture Minister and Assam Gana Parishad (AGP) president Atul Bora and Water Resources, Science and Technology and Information Technology Minister Keshab Mahanta at Sarupathar in Golaghat.
The activists shouted and showed ‘Black flags’ to the duo minister’s convoys against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) on their way to Sarupathar to address AGP’S ‘Jatiya Oikya Hamaruh.’
After a year-long hiatus, a fresh round of protests against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) was launched in Assam from Friday, months ahead of the next Assembly polls in the state.
The fresh round of protests have been supported by 18 organisations including North East Students Organisation (NESO), All Assam Students Union (AASU), Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuva Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) and Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS).
AASU’s protests began on Friday with a ‘gana hunkar’ (mass outcry) and torch rallies against the CAA while AJYCP also organised a rally against the legislation.
The anti-CAA protests last year led to curfews across the state and suspension of mobile internet services for 10 days. But thousands defied restrictions and came out to voice opposition to the legislation.
This year, AASU and AJYCP joined hands to form a new political party called Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP) while KMSS launched another party called Raijor Dal. Both parties will be contesting the coming assembly polls in March-April next year.
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