United Opposition Forum led by Assam Congress president Bhupen Kumar Borah, TMC Assam president Ripun Bora, and AJP president Lurinjyoti Gogoi submit a memorandum to Assam Governor Gulab Chand Kataria opposing the implementation of the Citizenship Amendment Act, at the Raj Bhavan in Guwahati on February 29, 2024. | Photo Credit: ANI


Assam faces another round of protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) of 2019 with a conglomerate of 16 political parties and about 30 NGOs announcing a series of agitations.

The anti-CAA programmes are scheduled to start with a motorcycle rally in every district headquarters followed by the burning of the CAA rules after they are notified. The NGOs headed by the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) will also observe a 12-hour hunger strike on March 9 during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the State.

Mr. Modi will be on a two-day visit to Assam from March 8 for a jungle safari in Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve and to unveil a 125-foot statue of 17th-century Ahom general Lachit Borphukan apart from initiating other projects.

“The Assamese people will never accept the CAA and we will continue our democratic and legal fight against the Centre’s bid to impose it on us,” AASU president Utpal Sarma said on Thursday, slamming Home Minister Amit Shah for announcing that the rules of the CAA would be framed soon for implementation.

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