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Forum against Citizenship Bill to move SC

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GUWAHATI, Dec 1 - The Forum Against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 today said it will move the Supreme Court against the Foreigners (Amendment) order and the Passport (Entry into India) Amendment Rules very soon.

On the other hand, the forum also strongly demanded scrapping of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill by any means.

�The ruling BJP has been trying to pass the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 in the next session of Parliament. The joint parliamentary committee will again sit on December 6 to discuss the public view over the bill. Now, there is a probability of passing the bill by excluding the name of Bangladesh. But it is not a solution,� said Hiren Gohain, educationist and chairman of the forum here today.

Terming the bill �a time bomb�, Gohain said, �If the bill is passed in Parliament, it will negatively affect the secularism of our country and also affect the people Assam even after the exclusion of the name of Bangladesh. So, it is necessary to scrap the bill.�

Harekrishna Deka, a member of the forum and the former director general of Assam Police, said, �We are not against any country or people, rather we are opposing the move which is going to be an attack on the secular character of our country. We will not support a bill which is going to protect a particular religion.�

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Forum against Citizenship Bill to move SC

GUWAHATI, Dec 1 - The Forum Against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 today said it will move the Supreme Court against the Foreigners (Amendment) order and the Passport (Entry into India) Amendment Rules very soon.

On the other hand, the forum also strongly demanded scrapping of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill by any means.

�The ruling BJP has been trying to pass the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 in the next session of Parliament. The joint parliamentary committee will again sit on December 6 to discuss the public view over the bill. Now, there is a probability of passing the bill by excluding the name of Bangladesh. But it is not a solution,� said Hiren Gohain, educationist and chairman of the forum here today.

Terming the bill �a time bomb�, Gohain said, �If the bill is passed in Parliament, it will negatively affect the secularism of our country and also affect the people Assam even after the exclusion of the name of Bangladesh. So, it is necessary to scrap the bill.�

Harekrishna Deka, a member of the forum and the former director general of Assam Police, said, �We are not against any country or people, rather we are opposing the move which is going to be an attack on the secular character of our country. We will not support a bill which is going to protect a particular religion.�

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