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Influential students’ organisation, Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) has decided to take the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) movement and the issue of ILP (inner line permit) in Assam to the corridors of power in Delhi by March this year.
AJYCP, which is reviving the ILP demand raised a year earlier, will also push its take on the twin issues across the state through a series of programmes this month.
While the organisation has already initiated a legal process in the Supreme Court for implementing ILP in Assam, it now plans to reach out to national political parties to mobilise opinion on the twin issues.
Speaking to this correspondent on Tuesday, AJYCP president Rana Pratap Barua said, “The dates for our activities in Delhi are yet to be finalised. But we should be going to the national capital in March. It will be before Bohag Bihu."
Regarding the programmes lined up for this month, the AJYCP chief said mass sit-in demonstrations would be staged across all district and sub-divisional headquarters of Assam on January 9, followed by torchlight processions across the state on January 20.
“Besides, we plan to organise street meetings to discuss the two issues as many as 500 locations across all the districts of Assam on January 27,” he added.
Addressing reporters here on Monday, AJYCP general secretary Palash Changmai said that as both issues require intervention from the Union government, the organisation decided to draw the attention of the Centre and reach out to national parties in Delhi.
“Timely implementation of ILP in Assam would have saved the state from the adverse impact of CAA and influx. ILP has been a long pending demand of AJYCP and is imperative to safeguard the indigenous people of the state,” Changmai said.
“We will also coordinate with prominent political leaders of the Northeast to create a lobby to press for implementing ILP in Assam,” he said.
(Edited by Andre Kongri)