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CAB protests erupt in Cachar

By STAFF CORRESPONDENT

SILCHAR, Dec 8 - At a time when protests and demonstrations against the much talked about Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) is rising across the State and whole of North East, echoes of stiff opposition to the CAB was heard in Cachar district as well.

Demanding scrapping of the Bill, members of the local unit of AASU along with other student unions took out a bike rally in Udharbondh constituency on Saturday opposing the Bill.

�As you all know, the CAB is against the essence of the Constitution of the country which has no place for dividing people on the basis of religion. However, the BJP-led Government is hell-bent to ensure easy passage of Hindu citizens from Bangladesh which also opposes the significance of the Assam Accord,� said Ainul Haque Choudhury, Cachar district president of AASU.

During the bike rally, the protesters echoed slogans of how the Bill, if passed is likely to damage the indigenous fabric of the region. Meanwhile, on Saturday, the Congress party took out a protest rally with the caption, Bharat Bachao Andolan against the anti-poor and anti-people policies of the BJP-led Governments at the Centre and also in the State.

A sizeable number of Congress cadres including top leaders of the party slammed the Government saying �the BJP sarkar has failed to control price rise, increased farmer distress, economy is in crisis, crime against women is out of control, public sector paper mills are on the verge of being sold out and the NRC in Assam is in an absolute mess.�

Later, the All India Mahila Congress president and former Silchar MP Sushmita Dev took a jibe at the Government on the CAB saying, �there is no guarantee of citizenship. No solution for Bengalis in areas like Bodoland, Karbi Anglong and other areas under the VIth Schedule. I stand by my demand for unconditional citizenship for everyone in Lok sabha voters list. We are now at the mercy of Bangladesh government for papers.�

Majharbhuiya flays Himanta: A day before the tabling of the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) in the Parliament, the North East India Emarat-e-Shariat and and Nadwatut Tamir has expressed strong opposition to the Bill.

Talking to The Assam Tribune on Sunday, Ataur Rahman Majharbhuiya, general secretary of the organisation said took a jibe at Finance Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma saying, �Dr Sarma has been spreading communal venom across the State by drawing religious lines among people on the Bill which goes grossly against the essence of the Indian Constitution. We condemn the move by the Government since there is no scope for giving citizenship to anyone on the basis of religion.�

-Majharbhuiya , who is also a former AIUDF MLA of Katigorah constituency in Cachar district added to say that they have urged the Opposition parties to express their solidarity in opposing the Bill in the Parliament.

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CAB protests erupt in Cachar

SILCHAR, Dec 8 - At a time when protests and demonstrations against the much talked about Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) is rising across the State and whole of North East, echoes of stiff opposition to the CAB was heard in Cachar district as well.

Demanding scrapping of the Bill, members of the local unit of AASU along with other student unions took out a bike rally in Udharbondh constituency on Saturday opposing the Bill.

�As you all know, the CAB is against the essence of the Constitution of the country which has no place for dividing people on the basis of religion. However, the BJP-led Government is hell-bent to ensure easy passage of Hindu citizens from Bangladesh which also opposes the significance of the Assam Accord,� said Ainul Haque Choudhury, Cachar district president of AASU.

During the bike rally, the protesters echoed slogans of how the Bill, if passed is likely to damage the indigenous fabric of the region. Meanwhile, on Saturday, the Congress party took out a protest rally with the caption, Bharat Bachao Andolan against the anti-poor and anti-people policies of the BJP-led Governments at the Centre and also in the State.

A sizeable number of Congress cadres including top leaders of the party slammed the Government saying �the BJP sarkar has failed to control price rise, increased farmer distress, economy is in crisis, crime against women is out of control, public sector paper mills are on the verge of being sold out and the NRC in Assam is in an absolute mess.�

Later, the All India Mahila Congress president and former Silchar MP Sushmita Dev took a jibe at the Government on the CAB saying, �there is no guarantee of citizenship. No solution for Bengalis in areas like Bodoland, Karbi Anglong and other areas under the VIth Schedule. I stand by my demand for unconditional citizenship for everyone in Lok sabha voters list. We are now at the mercy of Bangladesh government for papers.�

Majharbhuiya flays Himanta: A day before the tabling of the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) in the Parliament, the North East India Emarat-e-Shariat and and Nadwatut Tamir has expressed strong opposition to the Bill.

Talking to The Assam Tribune on Sunday, Ataur Rahman Majharbhuiya, general secretary of the organisation said took a jibe at Finance Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma saying, �Dr Sarma has been spreading communal venom across the State by drawing religious lines among people on the Bill which goes grossly against the essence of the Indian Constitution. We condemn the move by the Government since there is no scope for giving citizenship to anyone on the basis of religion.�

-Majharbhuiya , who is also a former AIUDF MLA of Katigorah constituency in Cachar district added to say that they have urged the Opposition parties to express their solidarity in opposing the Bill in the Parliament.