Several organisations that were associated with the anti-CAA objections in Assam, paid tributes on Sunday to the five agitators that were killed throughout the protests two years earlier.
A memorial event was arranged at the home of Sam Stafford, one of the protestors who was eliminated where the participants dealt with to once again increase their demands versus the Citizenship (Modification) Act.
The noise is echoing once more airborne, the shout of the commons may hit the streets again.
“We oppose CAA, Assam Oppose CAA”. This Motto had shaken the Law and order of the state in the year 2019.
The Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS), which was among the initial teams to organize protests against CAA, paid tributes at Stafford’s house in Hatigaon in Guwahati in Assam.
Sivasagar MLA Akhil Gogoi, who was a KMSS leader back then and also was likewise jailed for his duty in the protests, paid flower tributes at the pictures of those that were eliminated. While speaking there, he called for political parties as well as nationalist organisations to take the lead in returning to the activity.
Another celebration on the event was arranged by the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) at the Hatigaon Greater Senior high school play area in the city.
AASU chief advisor, Samujjal Kumar Bhattacharya, while talking on the occasion stated, “It is wrong to claim that the anti-CAA activity has died out. It had lost its strength because of the start of exams (in January 2020) and then the pandemic and lockdowns”.
“We will return to the anxiety with full intensity once more. We will not allow the sacrifices go in vain,” he included.
Bhattacharya said that the anti-CAA frustration will certainly once more be a pan-Northeast one like in 2019.
Singer-music composer and cult hero Zubeen Garg, that had actually taken a leading role in the 2019 demonstrations, also paid his homages at the program arranged by the AASU.
Garg claimed, “We won’t approve the CAA and that is for certain. The government is trying to perplex us, but we won’t allow them to make us approve it”.
Notably, numerous organisations including AASU, North East Trainees’ Organisation (NESO) and also Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP), marked two years of passage of the act in Parliament by observing December 11 as “black day”.
The CAA entered into effect on 10 January 2020, while petitions against it maintained place in the Supreme Court computer system registry.
Over 140 petitions challenging the CAA have been pending for almost a year in the High court, leaving petitioners drawn from all professions as well as across the political spectrum “deeply dissatisfied” over the delay.
The problem over the connection of anti– CAA movement arises due to severe delays from the judiciary in listening to the requests, as well as an advantage of the ruling government in carrying out the act by hook or by a scoundrel.