JORHAT, Nov 15 - Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) activists today staged a protest in front of Jorhat Deputy Commissioner�s office besides AT Road here against the proposed decision of the Centre to pass the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016 in the ensuing session of Parliament.
The protesters were led by Bubu Dutta, a member of the central executive of the students� body, Pranabjyoti Saikia, Debajit Hazarika and Zakir Hussain, president, general secretary and vice-president respectively of Jorhat district unit of AJYCP.
The protesters holding banners and placards, shouted slogans against the BJP-led Central and State Governments and BJP leaders.
The protesters said that the students� body will continue to oppose the Bill till it was withdrawn as passing of the Bill in the Upper House will lead to a severe threat to art, language, culture, identity of the indigenous Assamese people.
The AJYCP later submitted a memorandum through the Jorhat district administration to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, opposing the move to pass CAB in the Parliament,
On November 20 evening, the AJYCP will be taking out a torchlight rally across Assam to oppose CAB, 2016, AJYCP leaders announced.
Our North lakhimpur Correspondent adds: The AJYCP today took out a massive demonstration against the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016 in North Lakhimpur town demanding its immediate scrapping for the sake of saving democracy in India.
The Lakhimpur district unit of the AJYCP took out the rally from Tyagkshetra in North Lakhimpur and converged in front of the Deputy Commissioner�s office shouting slogans against the bill and condemning the Union government of trying to pass it this time. The Lakhimpur AJYCP later presented a memorandum to the Prime Minister of India through the Lakhimpur DC demanding immediate scrapping of the proposed bill. In a statement, the president and secretary of Lakhimpur AJYCP, Mandeep Neog and Jyoti Das, said that CAB could not be accepted at any cost as it threatens democracy and the linguistic, cultural and geographical set-up of Assam. They also asked the Prime Minister to drop CAB from being enacted into a law.