Repeal CAA in its entirety, students of Assam and NE demand

Protest continues in Assam as the important hearing for C(A)A is in Supreme Court

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Guwahati, January 22: Even as the Supreme Court was busy hearing as many as 144 petitions relating to C(A)A-2019, huge protest rallies were organised all over the state of Assam and North-East demanding a complete repeal of the discriminatory Act. The students’ community from all the universities in North-East India came out heavily against the C(A)A today. The Post Graduate Student’s Union of Guwahati University and others union society of various universities of North- East including Dibrugarh University, Tezpur Central University, Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat, Assam Women’s University, Jorhat, Rajiv Gandhi University, Arunachal Pradesh, North- East Hill University, Shillong, Nagaland University, Cotton University, Guwahati and many other front-runner educational institutions remained closed today as all the students from these institutions had unanimously called for a total boycott of their classes in protest against C(A)A.

For over a month in Assam, the student’s community has been protesting relentlessly demanding a complete repeal of C (A) A. They today intensified their protest today while the Supreme Court was busy in its crucial hearing on C (A) A. For students of Assam from these premier institutions the demand for a repeal of the Act is because it has violated the basic structure of Indian Constitution and the Assam Accord.

Apart from Assam, students from other parts of North- Eastern India also came out of their campuses and shouted slogans against C(A)A and BJP Government at the centre and in the states. In one voice they said that they will not accept the C(A)A. Moon Talukdar, the president of Post Graduate Student’s Union, Guwahati University who also represents the ABVP –a youth wing of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) was also vocal against the BJP and C(A)A today. At a protest rally at the Guwahati University Moon Talukdar alleged that, if the Union government wants to implement C (A) A they have to erase the word “secular” from our constitution. C(A)A is against the basic structure of our constitution and it violates the Assam Accord. In this context, C(A)A is not acceptable for the people of Assam, North- East or India. We are united and we will defeat the anti-national Act whatever be the cost.”  



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