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Protest against Citizenship Amendment Bill

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JOYSAGAR, May 14: The Jautha Sangrami Mancha (JSM) Sivasagar district committee on Monday staged another mass protest in front of the DC’s office, Sivasagar. The protesters sharply opposed the proposed Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016. They said that through this proposed bill, the demographic and socio-cultural balance of Assam as well as the Assamese society would change and there would be a threat to the identity of the indigenous people. Besides, Assam could not bear the burden of any more migrants, they said.

Later, they had submitted a memorandum to the chairperson of the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) through PJ Sarmah, the executive magistrate of the district, urging the JPC to re-examine the whole issue. Meanwhile, many social and cultural organizations also took part in today’s protest and vehicular traffic almost came to a standstill due to the protest.

Tezpur: APCC, Tezpur District Congress Committee staged a strong protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016 in Tezpur. The Tezpur district Congress Committee, under the leadership of president Bhimananda Tanti and Hiranya Bora, took out a huge procession where two senior State committee members, Naba Talukdar and Diganta Choudhury joined. The district committee of two blocks – Tezpur and Depota – also started a signature campaign and 10,000 signatures have been collected within two days. These were submitted on Monday to the Deputy Commissioner of Sonitpur, Manoj Kumar Deka during the protest march.

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