The All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) said it will organise a statewide protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 on 12 December, on the first anniversary of enactment of the Act.
“The government has to repeal the imposed anti-Assam law that has already taken the lives of five Assamese citizens including innocent students. The families of the five martyrs and AASU will continue to seek justice, ” ia press release published by the newly elected AASU leadership, General Secretary Shankar Jyoti Baruah and President Dipanka Kumar Nath said.
AASU which have been demanding the repeal of the legislation, said its protest planned on 12 December would be held in all the districts of the State, where traditional and folk musical instruments would be played as a mark of protest.
“Not just the government imposed this anti-Assam legislation on us last year, but it also barbarically tried to crush the people’s agitation through police atrocities. Five innocent people, including a school student, were killed in the police firing on the protestors. The families of these martyrs are yet to get justice,” reads the statement.
The massive protests, which broke out in early December last year in major parts of the state, were suspended due to the restrictions imposed to curb the outbreak of the coronavirus. At least four youths were killed in police firing during the protests.