The All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) and 30 other indigenous organisations on Thursday evening took out torchlight processions across Assam in protest against the proposed Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. In Guwahati, hundreds of AASU and other indigenous organisations workers, supporters took part in the protest processions and shouted slogans against the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Union government and demanded to scrap the bill.
leaders of the student organisation including its Advisor Dr Samujjal Kumar Bhattacharyya, President Dipanka Nath, General Secretary Lurinjyoti Gogoi who participated in the protest procession warned that, the Centre will be responsible for any situation that might arise in the state if the bill is passed in the Parliament.
The student body leaders said that Assam and the North Eastern region are not the dumping ground of illegal Bangladeshis and the people of the state will not accept the bill.
Apart from Guwahati, the AASU and other 30 indigenous organisations took out the torchlight processions in Biswanath, Nagaon and other parts of the state.
This story first appeared in India Today on November 22, 2019 here.