Assam Government Employees Protest 'CAA' by Wearing Black Badges

Assam Government Employees Protest 'CAA' by Wearing Black Badges

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Guwahati, December 31, 2019:

On the last day of 2019, Assam Government employees across the state could be seen wearing black badges. The employees, extending solidarity to the Sadao Asom Karmachari Parishad (SAKP), wore the badges to work, in a continuance of the democratic and non-violent protests against the 'Citizenship Amendment Act'.

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Bashab Chandra Kalita, the President of the SAKP, stated that the body has been protesting against the 'CAA' ever since it was implemented. "Our organization has been opposing the CAA. On 18th December, we had taken a leave to protest CAA on December 18. However, this time, we are working, and at the same time, we are also protesting", Kalita said.

Upon being asked about the organization's demands in regards to the 'CAA', he said, "We have only one message - CAA should be scrapped at once."

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And how will that happen?

Kalita explains.

"Well, the CAA was brought by the Central Government. Now, they must roll it back. However, the pressure to exempt Assam from the purview of the 'CAA' must be exerted by the Assam Government.

Kalita further informs that the organization will decide further course of action during the state level conference to be held in Tinsukia from Jaunary 9-11.

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