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Martyrs’ kin hit the streets against Citizenship Bill

Martyrs’ kin hit the streets against Citizenship Bill

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  10 Nov 2018 1:50 AM GMT

GUWAHATI: Family members of those who sacrificed their lives to make Assam free from Bangladeshis on Friday hit the streets in the city here to warn the present BJP-led government at Dispur not to the State a dumping ground of illegal migrants from the neighboring country.

The Sadou Asom Jatiya Swahid Parial Samannayrakhi Parishad, an organization of Assam Agitation martyrs, on Friday staged demonstrations in the city and submitted a memorandum to the Governor Professor Jagadish Mukhi registering their strong protest against the Centre’s move to pass the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, in the Parliament. The Parishad through its memorandum also asked the Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal to make his government’s stand clear on the Bill immediately.

Demanding detection and deportation of illegal Bangladeshi migrants from the State on the basis of the Assam Accord, the Sadou Asom Jatiya Swahid Parial Samannayrakhi Parishad said passing of the passing of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill would tantamount to showing utter disrespect to the supreme sacrifice made by 855 martyrs of the historic Assam Agitation. Sacrifices of martyrs will go in vain if the Bill is passed, it said.

Asserting that the martyrs families will not accept the Bill under any circumstance the Parishad said the very existence of indigenous people of Assam will be at stake of the Bill becomes an Act in near future.

Demanding publication of an error and Bangladeshi free final NRC, the Sadou Asom Jatiya Swahid Parial Samannayrakhi Parishad has regretted that proper rehabilitation of many martyrs’ families is yet to take place. A few months back the BJP-led government gave Rs 5 lakh each to family of martyrs of the Assam Agitation.

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