GUWAHATI, Jan 3 - Students of Cotton University today wore black badges and gamosas while appearing in end-semester exams in protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA). The badges read: “No CAA”.
The student fraternity of the city has been vehemently opposing the newly amended legislation and adopted every possible step to oppose it. On December 23, students of Gauhati University also wore black badges and gamosas on their heads to oppose the Act.
A student of the university said, “As part of our protest against CAA, more than 1,000 students wore black badges and gamosas while sitting for the exam today. We want to show to the government that study and protest will go hand in hand. The students are continuously protesting it and will continue their protest till the Act is scrapped.”
“After continuous opposition from the students, the government is trying to suppress our voices by using force and other means. But, students have every right to protest peacefully against the Act and no one can force us to accept it. Unfortunately, the government has failed to understand the reason behind the protests and is ignoring the voice of the people,” he added.