All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) will lead a mass hunger strike in Guwahati on Friday against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB). Though curfew is clamped in Guwahati and several other places in the state, on Thursday, thousands of people gathered at Latasil ground in the heart of the city.
Army flag marched across the city on Wednesday night and Thursday morning but that couldn’t stop the people in gathering in large numbers.
People from different walks of life including the prominent figures joined in the protest.
AASU chief adviser Samujjal Kumar Bhattacharya said that they would continue doing democratic agitation opposing CAB.
“The government is for the people. We appeal all the people not to involve in violence. We will continue doing peaceful democratic movement against CAB. On Friday we will do a day-long hunger strike and I appeal all to join the strike,” Bhattacharya said.
Hundreds of people are likely to join the mass hunger strike which is scheduled to take place at Assam Engineering Institute ground at Chandmari.
Among others popular musician Zubeen Garg and a host of artists and people from different walks of life are expected to take part in the protests.
The CAB which endorses citizenship to non-Muslim migrants from the neighbouring countries has already been passed in both the houses of parliament.