ANN Service SIVASAGAR, Dec 23 - While continuing their unrelenting support towards the AASU-led movement against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, the citizens here have nevertheless also stressed on the importance of work culture as well.
Nagarik Samaj staging a protest against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) Organized by AASU at Sivasagar on 23-12-19. - Pix by UB Photos
The sit-in demonstration, presided over by Sarat Hazarika, education secretary of AASU, was addressed by a host of senior citizens.
Social worker Mridul Chandra Phukan said that the people of Assam would support a federal structure of governance rather than the Delhi-centred one.
Advocate Diganta Mongal Neog, while addressing the meeting held in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s Office, said that the Act will only inspire more exodus from the neighbouring countries.
He also alleged that the secret survey of grazing lands undertaken by the government was only to accommodate the foreigners. Dr Prakash Kotoky, former Principal of Sibsagar College, Deba Hazarika, former Librarian of Sibsagar College sang patriotic songs.
Sushil Baruah, president of the Pensioners’ Association, said that our people’s representatives have blatantly cheated us. However, the students’ community has been vigilant against all divisive forces, he claimed.
Jogesh Rajkhowa,secretary of Senior Citizens’ Forum condemned the autocratic steps taken by the Centre and the support lent by the state government.
Significantly, Ananga Sarma said that the protest must continue, but without totally destroying the work culture.
The sit-in demonstration was also addressed by Rajani Changkakoti, Sankarlal Agarwala, Gobin Chandra Bora, Upen Borthakur, Subhkaran Sarma, Professor Sonaram Barua, Pronoti Gohain, Jayashree Chaliha, Kartick Dutta, Deben Baruah ,Pradip Bordoloi,Ganga Gobinda Borgohain, Zehiruddin Khan and many more.