FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
SIVASAGAR, Feb 15: The Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuva Chatra Parishad (AJYCP), Sivasagar town committee staged a sit-in, in front of the office of Deputy Commissioner, Sivasagar on Wednesday in protest against the Centre’s decision to provide citizenship to Hindu Bangladeshis, who migrated from Bangladesh post-1971.
Reiterating the issues that have engulfed the people of the State which threaten to dismantle the demographic and traditiol societal brickbat of the State, AJYCP president Abhijit Das and secretary Rajesh Das submitted a memorandum to Prime Minister rendra Modi through the office of the Deputy Commissioner. The memorandum demands revocation of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 that was issued by the Central Government to grant Indian Citizenship to migrant Hindu Bangladeshis.
They charged the Centre with downplaying the people’s emotions. They said before the last Lok Sabha polls, the people of Assam had hoped that the rendra Modi-led BJP government would resolve the burning issue of the State. But after elections, the Central Government has not done anything to resolve the issue, instead made anti-Assam policies due to which indigenous people of Assam are facing the threat of identity in their own land, they alleged. “If our voice of protest goes unheard, we will launch mass democratic movement against the Central Government,” they said.