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Leading bodies oppose Citizenship Bill

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TINSUKIA, May 13 - Several organisations, including All Assam Students� Union (AASU), Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) , Tai Ahom Yuba Parishad and Asam Chah Janagosthi Jatiya Mohasabha have opposed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016.

On Saturday, Tinsukia district committee of Asom Chah Janagosthi Jatiya Mohasabha blocked the National Highway- 37, demanding the Centre and the state Government not to move the Bill in the greater interest of the state. �We have strongly opposed the Bill as it will destroy the Assamese society. If the Centre does not take any action, then we will launch a series of agitations,� the leaders of the organisation unequivocally said. They also alleged that the BJP government is trying to destroy the Assamese society by brining this Bill and appealed to the people to oppose tooth and nail. At Chapakhowa of Sadiya, several organizations namely, local units of All Assam Students� Union (AASU), Tai Ahom Yuba Parishad, Sonowal Kachari Students� Union, Deori Students� Union, Mising Students� Union, Gorkha Students� Union and Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad took out a torch rally registering their anger and protest. In Margherita too, a torch rally was taken out by the Margherita unit of the All Assam Students� Union. The Tai Ahom Yuba Parishad also burnt the effigies of Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and Chief Minister, Sarbananda Sonowal at Dhola bazaar and submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister opposing the introduction of the Bill. Meanwhile, the Tinsukia district committee of the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) submitted a memorandum to the Chairman of the Joint Parliamentary Committee seeking public hearing at Tinsukia through the Deputy Commissioner, Tinsukia. The district committee of the AGP also warned former Minister, Ardhendu Dey not to make any provocative comment that would damage the social fabric of the society.

Silchar Correspondent adds: The former ULFA cadres from Barak Valley have opposed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 and made it clear that they are in no mood to support the Bill.�

Anamul Haque Laskar, a frontline member of the former ULFA group �said, � We respect the Assam Accord and want steps to be taken to manifest �the Accord in true spirit.� We do not subscribe the efforts to allow people who have entered the state after March 25, 1971 and would strongly protest the move to get the Bill passed in the Parliament.� He informed that a memorandum was placed before the JPC �during its recent visit for a public hearing in Barak Valley.�

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Leading bodies oppose Citizenship Bill

TINSUKIA, May 13 - Several organisations, including All Assam Students� Union (AASU), Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) , Tai Ahom Yuba Parishad and Asam Chah Janagosthi Jatiya Mohasabha have opposed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016.

On Saturday, Tinsukia district committee of Asom Chah Janagosthi Jatiya Mohasabha blocked the National Highway- 37, demanding the Centre and the state Government not to move the Bill in the greater interest of the state. �We have strongly opposed the Bill as it will destroy the Assamese society. If the Centre does not take any action, then we will launch a series of agitations,� the leaders of the organisation unequivocally said. They also alleged that the BJP government is trying to destroy the Assamese society by brining this Bill and appealed to the people to oppose tooth and nail. At Chapakhowa of Sadiya, several organizations namely, local units of All Assam Students� Union (AASU), Tai Ahom Yuba Parishad, Sonowal Kachari Students� Union, Deori Students� Union, Mising Students� Union, Gorkha Students� Union and Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad took out a torch rally registering their anger and protest. In Margherita too, a torch rally was taken out by the Margherita unit of the All Assam Students� Union. The Tai Ahom Yuba Parishad also burnt the effigies of Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and Chief Minister, Sarbananda Sonowal at Dhola bazaar and submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister opposing the introduction of the Bill. Meanwhile, the Tinsukia district committee of the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) submitted a memorandum to the Chairman of the Joint Parliamentary Committee seeking public hearing at Tinsukia through the Deputy Commissioner, Tinsukia. The district committee of the AGP also warned former Minister, Ardhendu Dey not to make any provocative comment that would damage the social fabric of the society.

Silchar Correspondent adds: The former ULFA cadres from Barak Valley have opposed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 and made it clear that they are in no mood to support the Bill.�

Anamul Haque Laskar, a frontline member of the former ULFA group �said, � We respect the Assam Accord and want steps to be taken to manifest �the Accord in true spirit.� We do not subscribe the efforts to allow people who have entered the state after March 25, 1971 and would strongly protest the move to get the Bill passed in the Parliament.� He informed that a memorandum was placed before the JPC �during its recent visit for a public hearing in Barak Valley.�

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