LDM demands cancellation of citizenship amendment Bill

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, March 10: The Left Democratic Forum (LDF) condemned the March 6 incident of the members of the Nikhil Bharat Bangali Udbastu Samany Samiti (NBBUSS) attacking the local AASU office at Silapathar.

Staging a dhar today at Dighalapukhuripar in the city in protest against the incident, the leaders of the LDF demanded of the government to punish the culprits.

The constituents of the LDF are the CPI, CPI(M), CPI(ML), Jata Dal(S), Samajbadi Party, NCP, Asom Sangrami Mancha, LDP, AAP, AIFB and the RCPI.

Speaking on the occasion, veteran CPI(M) leader Hemen Das said: “The attack on an AASU office by the members of the NBBUSS at Silapathar on March 6 is condemble. It’s an attack on the indigenous people of the State. We want the culprits to be booked at the earliest. The NBBUSS has grown under the patroge of the RSS. By introducing the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016 in Parliament the BJP has violated the Assam Accord. They’re out to cancel the March 24, 1971 cut-off date for detection and deportation of foreigners as set by the Assam Accord. However, there’s a good sign that a number of Bengali organizations openly condemned the activity of the NBBUSS and extended their support to the common voice in the State. This is high time that people and organizations in the State stood in support of the demand for immediate cancellation of the Citizenship Amendment Bill.”

Other demands of the Forum are exemplary punishment to prime accused Subudh Bishwas and his colleagues; immediate institution of an inquiry committee with a sitting judge of Gauhati High Court to inquire into the incident, maintence of peace and harmony among various linguistic and religious communities of the State; etc.

Other LDF leaders who spoke on the occasion are Uddab Barman, Manjit Mahanta, Jinti Gogoi, Ratneswar Deka and Gu Gogoi.

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