Jorhat: An influential indigenous organization of Assam, as many as four members of the Jorhat fraction of the ‘Veer Lachit Sena’ staged a symbolic protest against the controversial amendment of the Citizenship Act, The lot shaved their heads in front of the DC Office.
The message issued by the ‘Veer Lachit Sena’ members seems loud and clear, that the CAA would not be accepted by the people at any cost.
The leaders further condemned the ruling BJP for trying to impose the legislation that people fear could lose their language, culture, and identity.
“The protest started at 11:30 and was joined by many local, District President Manoj Kumar Bordoloi himself shaved his head. The people stayed at the protest site till around 1 am.”
“The amendment of the Citizenship Act is being decried by us, and we have shaved our heads in a ceremony supported by locals. We condemn the people who have imposed this Act that could dilute the identity of Assam.”
“The fascist government is conspiring to erode the identity of Assam. We decry them. We will meet them with stiff resistance”, said Manoj Kumar Bordoloi, the President of the Jorhat fraction of the Lachit Sena.
It needs to be mentioned here that CAA has been designed to fast-track the process of granting citizenship to six non-Muslim communities — Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi, and Christian — who allegedly fled religious persecution in Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan till December 31, 2014, and took refuge in India.