Various organizations announce stir against PM’s announcement to pass the Bill, black day & condemnation day on Monday
GUWAHATI: A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted that the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 would be passed in the Parliament soon, the anti-Bill chorus on Saturday reached its crescendo with several organizations announced to make a do or die to prevent the Centre to pass the proposed legislation.
The Citizens’ Forum against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 on Saturday decided to observe January 7 as ‘dhikkar diwas’ (condemnation day) across Assam in protest against the Bill and appealed to the people to come out in large numbers on Monday to participate in protest demonstration to be held across the state.
“The BJP government at the Centre has already decided to pass the Bill at any cost. The Bill is nothing but execution of the Hindutva agenda of the saffron party. The January 7 protest is against the Bill which has violated the basic essence of Constitution of India and the historic Assam Accord as well ,” convener of the Citizens’ Forum Harekrishna Deka told reporters here on Saturday.
The Forum has decided to observe the ‘dhikkar diwas’ on the basis of resolutions taken during a citizens’ meeting held on Friday to launch a movement designed as “Asom Basao Andolon”. It will hoist a black flag near its demonstration at Dighalipukhuri in the city on January 7.
On other hand leaders of 70 indigenous organizations including AJYCP on Saturday announced to make a do or die to prevent the Centre to pass the Bill. On Saturday, the leaders of these organizations tried to storm into the offices of AGP and AASU to take the latter together to launch a joint movement. The police, however, prevented the protestors of 70 organizations to go to the offices of AGP and AASU. The protestors later hit the streets against the Bill.
A citizens’ meeting organized by Asom Nagarik Samaj at Gauri Sadan on Saturday also saw many prominent citizens from different walks of life joining hands to launch a joint movenment against the Bill.