‘War Cry’ in Assam against Citizenship Amendment Bill

Students, intellectuals and artistes join hands

December 07, 2019 03:52 am | Updated 04:06 am IST - Guwahati

Former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi and others stage a protest in Guwahati on Friday against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.

Former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi and others stage a protest in Guwahati on Friday against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.

Students staged a ‘Ran Hunkar’ or a ‘War Cry’ against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Bill in the city’s premier Cotton State University on Friday in which several intellectuals and artistes participated.

The All Assam Students’ Union, along with 30 indigenous organisations, staged protests against the Bill across Assam and burnt the effigies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.

The Bill is expected to be tabled in Parliament on Monday.

Eminent academic and intellectual Hiren Gohain; journalist Ajit Kumar Bhuyan; popular singer, composer and actor Zubeen Garg and singer Manas Robin were among those who addressed the meet which was attended by students from different colleges.

‘Threatens identity’

All speakers were unanimous that the CAB cannot be accepted and the protests will continue till it is withdrawn.

“It is heartening to note that all students’ organisations of the State have protested against the Bill and students of Cotton State University have raised a war cry against the CAB which threatens the very identity of the indigenous people,” Mr. Gohain said.

Mr. Garg said that no Assamese can accept the Bill. “I stand with the student community. No students’ organisation has supported the Bill.”

Top News Today

Sign in to unlock member-only benefits!
  • Access 10 free stories every month
  • Save stories to read later
  • Access to comment on every story
  • Sign-up/manage your newsletter subscriptions with a single click
  • Get notified by email for early access to discounts & offers on our products
Sign in


Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide by our community guidelines for posting your comments.

We have migrated to a new commenting platform. If you are already a registered user of The Hindu and logged in, you may continue to engage with our articles. If you do not have an account please register and login to post comments. Users can access their older comments by logging into their accounts on Vuukle.