Police on Saturday detained some Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) activists, who marched to gherao the Assam state secretariat in Guwahati to priest the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA).
The AJYCP activists from Tinsukia were stopped at city’s Khanapara area by police, when they were proceeding to Janata Bhawan at Dispur.
The protesters were taken in buses to the temporary jail in 4th Assam Police battalion (APBN) headquarters at Kahilipara before they were released later.
The Centre on Friday night in a gazette notification announced that the Citizenship (Amendment) Act will come into force from January 10.
The AJYCP activists also burnt the effigies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and home minister Amit Shah at Chandmari area protesting the gazette notification.
They chanted slogans against Modi and Shah.
The Assam College Teachers Association (ACTA) staged a demonstration in Guwahati against the CAA despite a state government order warning the government servants against expressing any opinion or statement criticising the government violating service rules.
The All Assam Students Union (AASU) and AJYCP continued with their anti-CAA democratic protest meetings at Sadia, Guwahati, Nagaon, Jorhat and many other places across the state on Saturday.
AASU chief adviser Samujjal Kr Bhattacharayya said the gazette notification is another insult to the protesting people of Northeast.
AASU president Dipanka Nath reacting to the Centre notifying the CAA, said the people of the state have to remain united against the government move and continue with their ongoing protest till it was scrapped.
AASU general secretary Luringjyoti Gogoi said it’s legal fight along with other organisations in Assam will continue.