GUWAHATI, Dec 18 - As part of its nationwide agitation against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019, or the CAA, the Left parties in Assam will stage protests across the State on Thursday.
On the occasion, members of the 11 constituents of the Left Democratic Manch (LDM) will hold a dharna at the Guwahati Club rotary and similar events will also be conducted at all the district and block headquarters across Assam, said Dambaru Bora, member of the Communist Party of India (CPI) State Secretariat.
“The CAA is totally against the Constitution of the country and people across India have come out to oppose implementation of this Act. In the coming days the Left parties will also intensify their agitation against the CAA until and unless the government scraps this Act,” Bora said.
AMSA support: The Assam Medical Service Association (AMSA) has extended support to the democratic protests being carried out by different organisations against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.
In a press release, the AMSA also prayed for eternal peace of the souls of the persons killed during the protests and offered their condolences to the bereaved families.
Condemning the acts of violence indulged in by people with vested interests on the pretext of the protests, the AMSA urged the government to find an early solution to the impasse and also appealed to the people to maintain peace and harmony.
SBI employees body concern: The State Bank of India Staff Association, North Eastern Circle, has expressed deep concern over the prevailing situation in all states of Northeastern region after passing of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill-2019 “completely ignoring the genuine concern of demographic, cultural and linguistic heritage of the region”.
The Association condemned the brutal killing of five innocent youth and injury to hundreds of protesters. “We demand a CBI inquiry into all such police firing cases. We pay our homage to the departed souls and express our solidarity to each family member,” said Pradip Kumar Baishya, general secretary of the Association.
Baishya said the Association has extended its full support to the peaceful demonstrations against the Act under the leadership of various organisations of the region.
“We demand immediate resolution of the issue for peace, tranquillity and safeguarding the ethnic identity of the region,” he added.