GUWAHATI, Dec 31 - The All Assam Students� Union today strongly criticized the JPC on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 and warned that the AASU and North East Students Organisation would intensify its movement against the Bill all over the region.
AASU chief adviser Samujjal Bhattacharya, who is also the adviser of the NESO, told The Assam Tribune that the JPC failed to arrive at a consensus on such a crucial Bill, which is unfortunate. �The BJP had to take advantage of the fact that it had the majority in the JPC to reject the amendments,� he said.
Bhattacharya said the Central government again did political injustice to the region, and warned that the BJP would face the consequences. He said the JPC also did not give importance to the views of the people of the Northeast and despite strong democratic protests, it cleared the Bill. He also criticized Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, saying, �Sonowal came to power with the promise of protecting the interests of indigenous people of Assam and he failed to raise his voice against the Bill only to stay in power.�