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APW opposes move to amend Citizenship Act

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GUWAHATI, Oct 22 - Voluntary organisation Assam Public Works (APW) on Thursday voiced its opposition to the move to settle the post-1971 Hindu migrants from Bangladesh in Assam by the present Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led regimes in Assam and at the Centre through an amendment to the Citizenship Act.

The voluntary organization said in a statement here that this move is sure to reduce the indigenous people of the State to minorities like their counterparts in Tripura.

It demanded a clear-cut statement from Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on the issue. The Chief Minister should break his silence on the issue, said the voluntary organisation.

The AGP leaders should also come out with categorical statements on the issue in keeping with the spirit of the six-year-long Assam Agitation and resign from the present ministry in the State and keep themselves away from the present government until the move to settle the post-1971 Hindu Bangla migrants is discarded by the Central government, the APW said.

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APW opposes move to amend Citizenship Act

GUWAHATI, Oct 22 - Voluntary organisation Assam Public Works (APW) on Thursday voiced its opposition to the move to settle the post-1971 Hindu migrants from Bangladesh in Assam by the present Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led regimes in Assam and at the Centre through an amendment to the Citizenship Act.

The voluntary organization said in a statement here that this move is sure to reduce the indigenous people of the State to minorities like their counterparts in Tripura.

It demanded a clear-cut statement from Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on the issue. The Chief Minister should break his silence on the issue, said the voluntary organisation.

The AGP leaders should also come out with categorical statements on the issue in keeping with the spirit of the six-year-long Assam Agitation and resign from the present ministry in the State and keep themselves away from the present government until the move to settle the post-1971 Hindu Bangla migrants is discarded by the Central government, the APW said.

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