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Assam: AJYCP protests in Delhi demanding repeal of CAA

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New Delhi, Feb 12: The Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad held a large protest at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi on Monday. They demanded the repeal of the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the introduction of the Inner Line Permit (ILP) in Assam.

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The Parishad criticised the Central and state governments, alleging their failure to protect the Indigenous people of Assam. The demonstrators chanted slogans calling for the repeal of the CAA in Assam and the implementation of the ILP. The protest was attended by around three hundred protesters from Assam.

Palash Changmai, President of Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad, has demanded their conditions be met before the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. He stated that the AJYCP remains firmly against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) 2019 and resists its implementation in Assam.

Despite signals from BJP leadership, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, that the CAA will be implemented, Changmai asserted the AJYCP and Assam’s residents’ opposition. He demanded implementation of the Inner Line Permit (ILP) in the state under the Eastern Bengal Frontier Regulation Act of 1873, as the state government has no control over the issue.

Meanwhile, Ratul Borgohain, General Secretary of the Yuva Chhatra Parishad, claimed that the state government has failed to protect the indigenous citizens of Assam’s future.

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Speaking from Jantar Mantar in New Delhi, Ratul questioned the state government’s decision on December 10, 2019, where Union Home Minister Amit Shah cancelled the Inner Line Permit (ILP) in Assam, despite its implementation in another Northeast state.

He questioned whether the matter was discussed with the state’s Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and why Mr. Shah failed to persuade him to reject the proposal. The protest concluded with the Parishad submitting a memorandum to President Droupadi Murmu.

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