The nationwide protests against the amendment of the Citizenship Amendment have been marked by unique ways of expressing dissent. In Assam too, various kinds of protests have been observed. To a lone man clutching Gandhi to his chest, to artists decrying the CAA with paint-and-brush, the anti-CAA brigade has impressed all and sundry with its creativity.
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This time, a gang of anti-CAA protesters have begun a march towards the state capital Dispur, with the demand of scrapping of the contentious Bill-turned-Act. Terming their protest as 'Podbraje Dispur Jau Aahok', (Let us go to Dispur on foot), the group of 30 began their journey on the 20th of this month from Dirak in Upper Assam's Tinsukia district.
After reaching Dispur, the concerned citizens intend to ask the following question to Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal: since many states have been exempted from the admittedly dangerous Bill-turned-Act, why must the CAA be implemented in Assam?
Yesterday, in the evening, the band of weary protesters made a stop at Moran town. They rested for a while, before re-commencing their journey. One of the protesters told the media, "On behalf of the people, I pay tribute to the martyrs of the anti-CAA movement. Our motive is to preserve the language, culture, and property. Our future generations should not be born into a world of such strife and protests."
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