JORHAT, Dec 11: An AASU protest was staged on Saturday in front of the Jorhat deputy commissioner’s office to mark the 2nd anniversary of anti-CAA agitation.
AASU observes the day as Black Day as the Centre had imposed the Citizenship Amendment Act on the nation on this day in 2019.
Slogan shouting members of AASU raising black flacks demanded the scrapping of the Act.
An AASU member said that the Act was detrimental to the indigenous people of the state if implemented in Assam, as it would make them a minority in their own land and wipe out Assam’s culture and the Assamese language.
The Act proposes to accord citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Parsis and Christians who have fled to India after facing persecution in Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
CAA is viewed as contradicting the historic Assam Accord wherein it is stipulated that illegal migrants from Bangladesh and other countries, irrespective of religious affiliation, and who have come to Assam after March 24, 1971 be identified and deported.
If CAA is implemented, this clause of the Assam Accord will be violated.