Authors, artists, lawyers, educationists and conscious citizens will take a pledge in Guwahati on Republic Day on Sunday to protect the Constitution of India. During the program to be held at Ambari here, the participants, including veteran lawyers and intellectuals, will discuss the Constitution and several of its contents in detail.
Scholar Hiren Gohain has issued a statement to the media stating, “We will observe Constitution Protection Day, besides celebrating Republic Day, on Sunday. Participants will read out the Preamble to the Constitution,”
Assam’s co-ordination committee against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) will observe Republic Day as Constitution Protection Day to “underline the threat posed to the Constitution allegedly by the Centre”.
Gohain has already been vocal against CAA and had issued statements earlier urging the people of Assam to burn the copies of the Act in the flames of meji, during Magh Bihu and take a pledge to keep the momentum of the anti-CAA movement going across the state till the law is finally scrapped.
The committee will also decide its strategy to continue the anti-CAA movement and course of action against the alleged conspiracy of police who arrested several Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti leaders, including its adviser Akhil Gogoi. Terming the arrest of KMSS activists arbitrary, whimsical and horrifying, Gohain said instead of taking action against the actual enemies, the police are targeting only those who are opposing the central govt. “It’s a mockery of justice,” he said.