NALBARI, Dec 18 - Thousands of people from all walks of life, irrespective caste, creed and religion, joined the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act satyagraha organised by the Nalbari district unit of AASU at Nalbari town today.
About 20,000 protesters tying gamosas on their heads took part in the rally and raised their voices against the ‘black’ Act for the people of Assam. The protesters first gathered at the Swahid Bhawan premises and on the PNC Road where a protest meeting was held.
Addressing the protest meeting, the organising secretary of AASU Himan Barman, central executive member Bhabajit Bezbaruah, former Education Minister Ramani Barman, secretary of Nalbari Harimandir Committee Nagen Deka, Tapan Kumar Sarma, president of Nalbari Jilla Karmachari Parisad, president of Nalbari district unit of ACTA, widow of a martyr of the Assam agitation, Bibharani Kalita, secretary of Garia Maria Deshi Jati Parishad Aftab Ali, activist of Nalbari Jila Mahila Samiti Kabita Choudhury, president of the Nalbari district unit of AASU Gunajit Pathak, president of Khilanjia Musalman Parishad, Haidar Ali strongly opposed the Act.
They also took out a protest march from Nalbari Swahid Bhawan to the DC’s office . The protesters also staged a dharna at the DC office and submitted a memorandum to the Prime Minister through the DC to repeal the Act. About 45 bodies of the district including students from Nalbari colleges joined the rally.