Guwahati: The All Assam Students Union (AASU) and Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti on Sunday demanded withdrawal of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) opposing the visit of Union Home Minister Amit Shah to Assam. In several districts, AASU members lit copies of the controversial act, while black flags were displayed to the Home Minister at Guwahati and else places.
AASU Chairman Dipanka Kumar Nath said the CAA has put the existence of Assamese people at risk. As well as risking their culture, identity and language. We will continue our protest until the CAA is cancelled, he added. Meanwhile, members of the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti blocked National Highway-27 and blew up the effigies of Union Home Minister Amit Shah and CM Sarbananda Sonowal of Assam. Police later detained him and cleared the way, officials said.
Earlier, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, while attending the first Bodoland Territorial Area Agreement Day celebrations in Kokrajhar, said that the "historic treaty" has initiated the process of eliminating an insurgency in the northeast, paving the way for peace and development. At a rally in Nalbari, Union Home Minister Amit Shah alleged that the Congress-AIUDF alliance will open "all gates" to welcome infiltrators if they come to power.