Guwahati: Fresh agitation against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) was launched by 18 organisations in Assam, demanding repeal of the legislation and release of jailed KMSS leader Akhil Gogoi. Gogoi had been taken into custody during the protests last year.
Protest rallies were taken out across the state by the organisations, including Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti, All Assam Students Union (AASU), Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad, Lachit Sena, besides students, and youth organisations of ethnic communities.
The agitation began from Sivasagar, where it was launched last year before it was halted due to COVID-19 pandemic.
Mentioning that the CAA was against the identity, language and cultural heritage of the indigenous people of the state, the protestors were demanding that the act be rolled back.
They were also seeking immediate release of KMSS leader Akhil Gogoi. The state Assembly polls are due in March-April next year.