ASM stages protest outside Supreme Court


GUWAHATI, July 15: The Assam Sanmilita Mahasangha (ASM) staged a protest outside the Supreme Court today, urging the apex court to set-up a constitutiol bench to look into its petition pertaining to Section 6 A of the Citizenship Act, 1986 and implementation of the Assam Accord. Speaking to the media, working president of ASM, Matiur Rahman said, "The Citizenship Act, 1955 was amended in 1986 and Section 6 A was included. Opposing this section, the ASM filed a petition in the Supreme Court on January 11, 2013. After 18 hearings, the Supreme Court on December 14, 2014 proposed to form a constitutiol bench to look into the matter and forwarded the petition. But even after 8 months, the Supreme Court has not come up with the constitutiol bench." Rahman was detained by Delhi police on Wednesday, only to release him in the evening.

The organization also urged to fix 1951 as the base year for inclusion of mes in the NRC.

It can be mentioned that on Tuesday, the organization staged a similar protest in front of the United tions Information Centre in New Delhi. The organization also sent a memorandum to the Secretary General of United tions, Ban Ki Moon through the information centre.

The two hour sit-in protest demonstration was staged in order to press the UN to instruct the government of India to safeguard the rights of the indigenous people of Assam. The organization also appealed for expulsion of illegal migrants from Bangladesh and Nepal.

Stating that the indigenous community of Assam is under threat following aggression by foreigners, the organization appealed the United tions to safeguard the rights of the people.

It needs to be mentioned that, the ASM also urged the United tions to send a delegation to check human rights violation and injustice meted out to the people of the State by the government of India.

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