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AASU and 30 Organizations Stage 12-Hour Hunger Strike Against CAA Implementation in Assam

11 Mar,2024 11:58 AM, by: Super Admin
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In a continued demonstration of opposition to the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), the All Assam Students' Union (AASU), joined by 30 other organizations, initiated a 12-hour hunger strike on Sunday. The protest, part of a series of agitations, commenced in the morning and is scheduled to persist until 6:00 pm.

 

The move follows a sizable bike rally conducted in Dibrugarh and various districts of Assam on March 7, indicating the sustained resistance against the contentious legislation.

 

The state of Assam had previously experienced turbulent protests in December 2019 in response to the CAA, which aims to provide citizenship to religious minorities from Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, excluding Muslims, who entered India on or before December 31, 2014.

 

AASU's chief advisor, Samujjal Bhattacharya, emphasized the organization's commitment to democratic and non-violent protests across Assam and other Northeastern States in their collective effort against the implementation of the CAA.

 

Bhattacharya stated, "CAA is an injustice towards the people of Assam and northeast. 53 petitions from Assam and Tripura have been submitted before the Supreme Court against it since December 2019."

 

The hunger strike symbolizes the ongoing resistance and dissatisfaction with the CAA, reflecting the persistent efforts of AASU and its allies to voice the concerns of the people of Assam and the broader Northeastern region.

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author's. They do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of The Critical Script or its editor.

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