The All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) on January 2nd, 2020 staged a massive protest in Chabua, the native place of chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal.
The AASU has decided to intensify its movement against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in the state. The AASU protest rally witnessed a huge turnout as men and women were seen holding placards and chanting slogans against the new citizenship law.
Chabua has been the hardest hit in the agitation against the CAA in December 2019. The anti-CAA vandalised and set ablaze several public properties including the United Bank of India branch.
A post office, the circle office, the NRC office, the Chabua Zilla Parishad chairman’s office, the Chabua town committee office and several gaon panchayat offices were also attacked by the anti-CAA protesters. Chabua MLA Binod Hazarika’s house was set on fire by the protesters.
After the Rajya Sabha passed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill on December 11th, 2019, massive protests erupted in the state. Several vehicles and other public properties have been either set ablaze or ransacked by the anti-CAA protesters.
Four people have been killed in police firing, while an oil tanker driver was charred to death when his vehicle was set on fire in Orang.