Members of AASU took out a motorbike rally here today demanding scrapping of Citizenship (Amendment) Act.
The protesters carrying the organization’s flag and placards, started the rally from Jorhat stadium and passing through the main thoroughfares, covered a long distance on the outskirts here.
Assistant General Secretary and Education Secretary (Jorhat district unit of AASU) Bijoy Shankar Bordoloi and Rajib Bora respectively, took part in the bike rally, which was flagged off by State AASU Organising Secretary Jul Khound.
The protesters shouted slogans against the BJP-led Central and State Governments demanding withdrawal of CAA and sought full implementation of the historic Assam Accord.
Bordoloi later told newspersons that due to the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic the anti-CAA stir had got slowed down during the past few months. But now the student body has resumed the agitation and will further intensify it.
He said that a series of different types of protest programmes and awareness drives about the threat posed by CAA to the Assamese society will be undertaken in the near future.
“If we do not raise our voice against the legislation now, then the day is not far off when indigenous people of Assam will become a minority in their own State and will lose their culture, language and identity,” Bordoloi observed.