PROTEST AGAINST CITIZENSHIP BILL
GUWAHATI: The All Assam Students’ Union and 30 other indigenous organizations on Thursday took torch-light processions across Assam in protest against the Centre’s move to pass the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in the Rajya Sabha.
In the State’s capital city here leaders of AASU and 30 indigenous organizations took out the procession thorough the arterial roads in the city. The AASU’s advisor-in-chief Samujjal Bhattacharjya, AASU president Dipanka Kumar Nath and other senior leaders who participated in the procession warned that the Centre would be responsible any situation that might arise in the State if the controversial Citizenship Bill is passed in the Parliament.
Meanwhile, a joint statement issued by the AASU and 30 indigenous organizations on Thursday that if the Bill is passed, it will endanger the language, culture and ethos of indigenous people of Assam. The statement also said the massive NRC update exercise would be rendered useless in case the Bill is passed.
On other hand activists of AASU and 30 organizations will resort to 10-hour hunger strike on February at the anchalik level across the State demanding the Centre to scrap the Bill.