Dibrugarh: With just just around 7-8 months to go for the election to the Assam Legislative Assembly, the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (anti-CAA) agitation is back on the streets. On account of the COVID-19 pandemic all anti-CAA protests were put on the hold by the agitating organisations for 5 months since March 2020. Politically speaking, the break of five months gave a breather to the BJP-led government with the anti-CAA movement almost literally pushed to the back burner.
On Tuesday, the Dibrugarh unit of the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) reignited the anti-CAA movement by taking out a motorcycle protest rally on the streets of Dibrugarh. Hundreds of AASU activists took part in the rally which began from Chowkidinghee and made way through all the prominent thoroughfares of the town. tThereafter, the rally proceeded towards the Dibrugarh residence of Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal at Lakhi Nagar . The rally stopped near the CM's residence and raised slogans like “aami namanu” ( won't accept ), “Sarbananda Sonowal murdabad”, “Narendra Modi murdabad”, “BJP Go Back” and “Jai Aai Asom” etc for about 20 minutes before leaving the place on their way to Tingkhong.
“Our protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act is back..... Now, it will be back in full force .... ,” said AASU Dibrugarh unit general secretary Sankor Jyoti Baruah.