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CPI (M) protests against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  9 Nov 2016 12:00 AM GMT

FROM A CORRESPONDENT

Jorhat, November 8: Activists of CPI (M) on Tuesday staged a massive protest programme in Jorhat and demanded the government to withdraw the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016.

Tamjidur Rahman, secretary of CPI (M), Jorhat district unit said, “Prime Minister rendra Modi is now trying to spread commul politics in the country by paving the way to grant citizenship to religious minorities from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan through the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016. The Prime Minister has neglected the historic Assam Accord as the present bill has some clear contradiction with the Assam Accord. We strongly oppose this government initiative and demanded to withdraw it at the earliest.”

He added, “During his poll campaigns, Modi had threatened the suspected Bangladeshi tiols to leave the country after May 16, 2015. But after he came to the power he failed to do so. We strongly condemn the failure of the Prime Minister to keep his promise. We have demanded the government to implement the Assam Accord and to take steps for detection and deportation of foreigners from the State.”

The CPI (M) activists sent memorandum to the Prime Minister and Chief Minister demanding to control price hike of essential commodities, to implement Food Security Act properly, to take steps for provincialization of venture schools and to withdraw the decision to hand over the oil fields in the State to private companies.

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