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‘Khelo India’ games on January 10 would witness a massive protest which will be held by the All Assam Students Union (AASU) which is leading the stir against the Citizenship Amendment Act. The Khelo India’ games are to be held on January 10 in Guwahati which Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to attend.
AASU said that a close watch is being kept on the T20 match between India and Sri Lanka which is scheduled to be on January 5 in Guwahati and the ‘Kehelo India’ games that are scheduled from January 10-22.
“After CAA was passed by Parliament, for the first time Prime Minister Narendra Modi will come to Assam during ‘Khelo India’ and we will hold a massive protest,” said Samujjal Bhattacharya, the chief advisor of AASU.
Himanta Biswa Sarma, the finance minister of Assam said the plan of some leaders to form a political party basing on the agitations which are on going in order to contest the 2021 assembly polls was “day-dreaming.”
“People will not vote for those who want to do politics in the name of agitation, no one will win a single seat. If you want to do politics come to BJP, AGP and congress,” Sarma said.
Dipanka Kumar Nath, the president of AASU said that the NRC Authority has be barred by the Supreme Court, which is monitoring the NRC exercise, from sharing any data. But, if the figures from the NRC are being quoted by the State government, then some officials “must be leaking data.”
A series of agitations have been announced by AASU. It has asked people to take an anti-CAA pledge on December31 and January 1. a protest with musical instruments will be held on January 9, as announced by the student body. The student body has also asked to hold a torch light rally to its district units on January 11.
According to the Citizenship Amendment Act, the non-Muslim communities from Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh who are facing religious persecution there and have come to India on or before December 31st 2014, will be given Indian citizenship.
By Shrithika Kushangi