Protests against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) continued to rock Assam on December 30th, 2019 as Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal was shown black flags during his visit in Jorhat.
While a meeting was underway in Jorhat, a man waved black flags and chanted anti-CAA slogans before he was detained by the security personnel present at the spot. Union Minister Rameswar Teli was speaking while Sonowal and Jorhat MP Tapan Gogoi was present on the dais.
Protests against the contentious CAA continued unabated across Assam primarily under the aegis of the AASU with agitators vowing not to relent till the Centre scraps the law.
Gauhati MP Queen Oja was shown black flags on December 28th, 2019 by the AASU activists at Nagarbera in Kamrup district. Anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protesters chased Oja’s convoy, waved black flags at her for supporting CAA and raised slogans against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
On December 27th, 2019 Assam BJP president Ranjeet Kumar Dass too was greeted with black flags when he went to meet Chabua MLA Binod Hazarika in Dibrugarh district of Upper Assam. The anti-CAA protesters also waved black flags at the venue where the BJP had organised a meeting near Hazarika’s house.
It may be mentioned, Sonowal has become the main target of the protests against the CAA in the state. Once hailed as the ‘Jatir Nayak’ (hero of the community), Sonowal today is called the “betrayer of the Assamese people”.