Members of AASU, AJYCP and 29 other organizations staged a massive sit-in demonstration in front of the Jorhat deputy commissioner’s office to protest against the Citizens Amendment Act, 2019.

The organizations demanded a high-level inquiry into the death of five youths reportedly due to shooting by security personnel in Guwahati during anti-CAA stir in December last year.

The programme, which was named Gana Hunkar (public cry), the protesters first offered floral tributes and lit earthen lamps in front of the portraits of the five martyred youths during the protests.

The protesters shouted slogans against Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal and the central government and other slogans like Asomiya zindabad and BJP Hatao, Jati Bachao (remove BJP and save community).

Jorhat district unit AASU president and assistant general secretary of the state unit of the students’ body Jul Khound, who addressed the protesters, said that the anti-CAA stir would be continued with renewed zeal and vigour like last winter till the Act was repealed.

AASU state executive member Jitu Neog, Jorhat district unit general secretary Dip Dutta, former AASU leader Niren Sharma, president of CAA Birodhi Oikya Mancha (Jorhat) president Niranjan Mahanta, Jorhat district president (in-charge) of AJYCP Upen Kalita, advocate and activist Sudipta Nayan Goswami, were among those who participated in the protest.

Smita Bhattacharyya

Smita Bhattacharyya is Northeast Now Correspondent in Jorhat. She can be reached at: triptyaddy@gmail.com