AGP team leaving for New Delhi today
Citizenship Amendment Bill
By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Dec 20: A top-level delegation of an unyielding AGP is leaving for New Delhi on Thursday to let the Centre know its firm opposition to the Citizenship Amendment Bill.
Standing firm on its avowed decision on Citizenship Amendment Bill, the regiol party, which is a coalition partner of the BJP at Dispur, is set to tell the Centre in no uncertain terms that it is not going to accept anything other than the cut-off date of March 25, 1971 as mentioned in the Assam Accord for solution to the problem of foreigners in the State. The delegation of the regiol party is supposed to tell the Centre to withdraw the Citizenship Amendment Bill, forthwith.
On December 21 the AGP delegation is going to hold a citizens’ meeting at Satyath Bora auditorium near Dighalipukhuripar in Guwahati on the issue of violation of the Assam Accord in the wake of Citizenship Amendment Bill and according Indian citizenship to Hindu Bangladeshis. Intellectuals, educationists, noted citizens and social organizations associated with the Assam Agitation are to take part at the meeting.
In a statement issued to the press on Wednesday, AGP general secretary Dr. Kamala Kanta Kalita said: “The Citizenship Amendment Bill is an ultimate threat to the existence of Assam. Apart from posing a threat to the indigenous people of the State, the Bill, in the event of getting its passage, is to spell doom for languages, literatures and cultures of Assam. The NRC being updated now will be redundant. We vow down to oppose the Bill tooth and il.”