TANGLA: The Harisinga chapter of All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) and 29 other ethnic organizations, along with students and citizens, hit the street and took out a protest rally throughout Harisinga town in Udalguri district on Saturday against the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill which seeks to grant citizenship to persecuted religious minorities of the neighbouring nations.
The protesters raised slogans against the Bill and the government and burnt the effigies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal. President of Udalguri chapter AASU, Pranjal Patpwary said, “We vehemently oppose the Bill which is a sheer conspiracy to turn the indigenous people into a minority by granting citizenship to illegal Hindu immigrants. We will never accept the Bill and fight till our last breath.”
The protesters claimed that Chief Minister Sonowal, who himself was a frontrunner AASU leader and was christened as ‘jatiya nayak’ by the people of Assam, had now turned into ‘jatiya khalnayak’.