Dibrugarh, June 18: A large public meeting in connection with the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2018, took place on Monday at the Old Government High School Field. Responding to the appeals of more than 30 indigenous organizations, including Jatiyatabadi Yuva Chatra Parishad, Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti, AATASU; and Sonowal Kachari Students’ Union, a vast multitude of people thronged the venue and decried the proposed bill to the fullest degree.
The meeting witnessed people from diverse backgrounds coming from different areas of the district, who claimed that they would not let the plans of the Central government to grant citizenship status to the illegal Hindu Bangladeshi immigrants succeed. Peasant leader Akhil Gogoi, who was present on the occasion, said that the ones favouring the proposed bill should be dealt with harshly by the public.
The meeting was also attended by the office-bearers and representatives of organizations, including Sadou Assam Muttack Yuva Chatra Parishad, Chutiya Chatra Sanstha, Chah Janajati Chatra Sanstha, Adivasi Chatra Sanstha, Greater Dibrugarh Press Club, Dibrugarh Press Club, Tai Ahom Yuva Parishad and Rahmariya Soil Erosion Prevention Sangrami Mancha. All such members unequivocally condemned the proposed bill, and called for its immediate revocation.