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‘Assam will burn if Citizenship (Amendment) Bill is passed’ - Akash Daw

‘Assam will burn if Citizenship (Amendment) Bill is passed’ - Akash Daw

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  8 Jan 2019 2:28 AM GMT

A Correspondent

SARUPATHAR: The Satra Mukti Sangram Samiti (SMSS), All Assam Minority Students’ Union (AAMSU) and various organizations at Sarupathar in Dhansiri subdivision under Golaghat district staged a road blockade for an hour. The demonstrators also burnt tyres on the road and demanded immediate withdrawal of the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016. Almost 500 protesters shouted slogans against the controversial bill and against the BJP government.

On the other hand, Akash Daw, SMSS general secretary of Dhansiri subdivision regional unit, warned the BJP government of a State-wide agitation involving every section of society if the government failed to scrap the highly controversial bill. Daw also added, “The centre should specifically adhere to the clauses of the Assam Accord signed in 1985. Anyone who has entered Assam after March 24, 1971 should be treated as an illegal migrant, irrespective of one’s religious affiliation. There should be no tinkering with the Assam Accord. The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 should be scrapped since it is a threat to the culture, language and identity of Assamese people.” Later, a police team came to the spot and managed to clear the traffic jam in the heart of Sarupathar town under Dhansiri subdivision in Golaghat district.

Also read: North East to witness civil disobedience if Citizenship Bill passed: NESO

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