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AASU satyagraha across State

By Staff Correspondent

DIBRUGARH, Nov 10 - The local unit of the All Assam Students� Union (AASU) today organised a �satygraha� here as part of the student body�s State-wide protest against the Centre�s move to amend the Citizenship Act that allegedly seeks to rehabilitate post-1971 Bengali Hindu migrants.

The satyagraha was organised under the aegis of the district unit of the AASU. The protesters took out a protest march from its office at Chowkidinghee on the Mancotta Road to Thana Chariali. They later staged a demonstration in front of the office of the Dibrugarh Deputy Commissioner.

The student body also submitted separate memorandums to Prime Minister Narendra Nodi and Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, expressing anger at the Centre�s bid to amend the Citizenship Act on religious lines. It also warned against violating the Assam Accord by settling post-1971 migrants.

Tinsukia Correspondent adds: As per the decision of the central committee of All Assam Students� Union (AASU), the Tinsukia District Students� Union on Thursday took out a rally as part of the satyagraha in protest against the Central Government�s move to provide citizenship to Hindu migrants from Bangladesh in Assam and other parts of the country by amending the Citizenship Act.

Condemning the move, the student body stated that Assam had already taken the burden of migrants from Bangladesh (erstwhile East Pakistan) who came before 1971 and no further burden of migrants would be taken by Assam, whether Hindus or Muslims.

The rally started from the student body�s office on the College Road and the protesters raised slogans against the Central Government. The rally ended at Thana Chariali. The student body warned of intensifying its agitation if the move was not withdrawn.

ANN Service from Mushalpur adds: In response to the call of All Assam Students� Union, Baksa district committee, thousands of students of Mushalpur and its surrounding areas took part in a satyagraha at the Durga temple premises on Thursday, opposing the Centre�s bid to grant citizenship to Hindu Bangladeshis. Students carried placards and took out a rally in Mushalpur town, shouting slogans against the move. The protesters asked the Government to withdraw the Bill to this effect in order to secure the future of the State.

A memorandum was submitted to the Government through the district administration.

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