The Duliajan unit of All Assam Students’ Union (AASU), along with Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) and 30 other indigenous organisations, has called for a ban on artistes, including Krishnamoni Chutia, for allegedly “being supportive” of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
The secretary of the Duliajan unit of AASU, Dipankar Gogoi, said the AASU, AJYCP and 30 other organisations have sought a ban on a few artistes to prevent them from taking part in any programme in the town. He said this decision was taken because some of the artistes have supported the CAA while some have remained silent spectators.
Gogoi said the people of Assam will not tolerate anyone who wants the settlement of illegal immigrants in the state and put the demography and cultural identity at stake.
“We have called for a ban on some artistes, namely Krishnamoni Chutia, Pabitra Margherita, Gayatri Mahanta as well as Neel Akash, because they have allegedly been supporting CAA or are completely silent on the controversial Act. The Act is a threat to our language and culture and we the people of Assam can never let that happen.”
Gogoi added that as of now the people of Duliajan are carrying out several protests in the town and everyday at least 10,000 people are protesting against the Act.
He further added that on January 9, AASU will protest using indigenous musical instruments and songs.