Arunachal Cong meets Governor against CAA

Arunachal Cong meets Governor against CAA
Arunachal Pradesh Congress march to Raj Bhavan.
ITANAGAR, DEC 29 (AGENCIES) | Publish Date: 12/29/2019 11:39:54 AM IST

The Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) on Saturday staged a protest march against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), 2019, reports Northeast Now news.

The peaceful protest march started from Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan and ended at Raj Bhavan on Saturday.

Demanding the scrapping of CAA, members of the state Congress party marched with flags shouting slogans against the BJP leaders.

The flag march had been termed as ‘Save India – Save Constitution’ rally by the APCC. Later, the members of the Congress party, led by former APCC president Takam Sanjoy, also submitted a memoradum to the Governor, Brig (Retd) B D Mishra.

It may be mentioned that protests against CAA is still going strong in various parts of the country even now and had showed no signs of slowing down.

A number of lives had been lost and many people had been injured in police firing in the country wide CAA protests. The Assamese community living in the capital complex of Arunachal Pradesh had staged a peaceful sit-in protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) at the IG Park tennis court in Itanagar on Sunday last. The protesters had vented their anger and frustration at the Centre over the law, saying it would adversely impact the people of Assam and all other northeastern states

They were of the view that Assam is already overburdened with illegal immigrants from Bangladesh and now it cannot accommodate any more of them.

Arunachal Cong slams ‘manhandling’ of Priyanka

The Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) on Sunday condemned the Uttar Pradesh government over police “manhandling” party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in Lucknow.

Congress’ state unit general secretary Mina Toko alleged that the “attack on Gandhi” exposed the “autocratic and assaultive nature” of the Yogi Adiyanath government in Uttar Pradesh.

“He is using repression and violence to suppress the voice of women leaders of the country. Violence against women in politics has become rampant under the BJP regime,” Toko said in a statement.

A high-voltage drama unfolded in Lucknow on Saturday evening as Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi alleged she was manhandled by police personnel who grabbed her by the throat and pushed her when she resisted their attempts to stop her from visiting the residence of retired IPS officer SR Darapuri, arrested in connection with the recent protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act.

The Uttar Pradesh police said the allegations were false.

“In UP, women are not only victim of rape and acid attacks but encounter hostility and violence,” Toko said.

The Arunachal Pradesh Congress also alleged that Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adiyanath “failed” to run a pro- people government.

The party demanded dismissal of the Yogi Adiyanath government. 


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