The ruling BJP in Assam has been employing different tactics to douse the fire in the state against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act ever since the agitation gathered steam more than two weeks ago. Close on the heels of the crackdown against some violent protestors, the government organised peace marches and announced a slew of cabinet measures, including declaration of grants and filling up of vacancies, aimed at safeguarding indigenous communities and protecting their language and culture. However, most of these decisions are simply the acceptance of demands that have been forwarded by different ethnic groups from time to time. The organisations spearheading and taking part in the agitation have welcomed the announcements, while sounding a note of warning that the movement against the CAA would continue till Assam is exempted from the new legislation. “We welcome everything that the government has announced, but this is also a ploy to weaken the movement against the CAA. The government is mistaken if it thinks that the movement would be given up because of these policies. It is a mass movement and it will continue till our demand is accepted,” said Palash Changmai, general secretary of the Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuva Chatra Parishad. As… Read full this story
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