CRPFA’s Guwahati convention, Citizenship Bill opposed
TINSUKIA: A public meeting opposing the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 and proposed Guwahati convention by CRPFA was held at Padmanath Gohain Baruah Auditorium Tinsukia on Sunday with Tilak Handique, president of the Tinsukia branch of Axam Xahitya Xabha, in the chair.
Convened by the All Moran Students’ Union (AMSU), the meeting was attended by more than 150 people representing 40 indigenous groups, besides leading citizens and intellectuals of Tinsukia. The speakers were unanimous in expressing serious manifestations of the bill and vowed to resist it in tooth and nail while demanding to cancel permission to hold CRPFA convention.
The meeting adopted few resolutions which stated that under no circumstances the proposed controversial bill would not be accepted as the bill would cast a gloom on the century-old tradition of Assamese culture, language and brotherhood. In another resolution, it urged to augment the sense unity and brotherhood amongst all castes, community, linguistic and religious groups living in Assam. While extending support to the proposed Assam bandh on October 23, the meeting resolved with a warning to resort to mass blockade if the proposed CRPFA convention on November 17 is not cancelled.