JOYSAGAR, April 11: The Tai Ahom Yuba Parishad (TAYP), Sivasagar district members staged a sit-in for two hours in front of the DC’s office on Wednesday. The TAYP leaders shouted slogans in protest against the proposed citizenship amendment bill, 2016. “The proposed Delhi discussion with various indigenous organizations and the Union Home Department is a move secretly adopted by the Centre to take consent from the organizations in the Hindu Bangladeshi immigration issue and therefore, TAYP will not take part in the proposed Delhi discussion which was scheduled on April 17,” said the TAYP district president during the protest.
The organization also demanded to declare Assam as a tribal State and grant it special State status so that Assam could get special Central welfare funds for development. On the illegal influx issue, TAYP demanded that an inner line permit system should be introduced in the State. Later, the organization submitted a memorandum to the Sivasagar Deputy Commissioner, a copy of which was sent to the Prime Minister and Union Home Minister.