GUWAHATI: All Assam Students' Union (AASU), the apex students' body in Assam, has announced massive protests to coincide with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah's upcoming visits to Assam. While Shah will land in Guwahati on January 22, Modi will arrive a day later on January 23. Ahead of the PM Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s visits to Assam on January 23 and 24, AASU announced yesterday that protests will be carried out in different parts of the state condemning their visit and alleged failure to safeguard the rights of the indigenous communities from illegal migrants.
"We have announced statewide massive protests to greet PM Modi and Shah. On January 22, we will hold torchlight rallies in all districts. that copies of CAA will also be burnt. Moreover, Modi has never fulfilled any of his promises. Back in 2014, he promised to deport Bangladeshis and look what happened. We want Modi to announce in public how many Bangladeshis he has actually deported," Sankar Jyoti Baruah, the General Secretary of AASU, told Inside Northeast.
AASU will also take out torch rallies on January 22. The union will also observe January 24 as Black Day. They will also tie a black cloth around their mouth on the day the prime minister arrives.
The students' organisation, which has been at the forefront of fighting against the Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019
The Prime Minister will be addressing the ‘Vijay Sankalp’ rally in Sivasagar on January 23, while, the Union Home Minister will be present in Nalbari and Kokrajhar on January 24.
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