City Correspondent GUWAHATI, Dec 20 - The All Assam Lawyers’ Association (AALA) today took out a ‘Raj Bhawan Chalo’ rally from the CJM Court premises here shouting slogans against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), 2019.
Members of the lawyers’ associations of Assam taking part in the ‘Raj Bhawan Chalo’ rally, in Guwahati on Friday. – UB Photos
A memorandum was also sent to the President of India through the Assam Governor.
Hundreds of protesters including members from the Gauhati High Court Bar Association, Gauhati High Court Advocates’ Association, Lawyers’ Association, Kamrup, and Advocates Association, Guwahati, gathered on the Court premises around 11 am and started marching towards Raj Bhawan carrying placards and covering a distance of about 2.3 km.
The general secretary of the Association, Dipak Kumar Das said, “Other district members also took out rallies in their respective districts and sent memorandums to the President through Deputy Commissioners.”
“The Act will not be accepted at any cost as it violates the Constitution of India. It also violates the Assam Accord. We urge the government to understand the voice of the people against the Act,” he added.