GUWAHATI, June 8 - A mass meeting of Assam Manipuri Mahasabha under the President ship of L Golap Singha was held at Manipuri Basti Rajbari Athletic ground, here today in protest against the proposed Citizenship (Amendment), Bill. 2016 under consideration of the Joint Select Committee of Parliament. Delegations from places like Hojai, Lanka. Diphu, Golaghat. Simaluguri and Tinsukia took part and presented their views and opposed the proposed Bill. This was stated in a press release.
After the meeting as per resolution, a memorandum to the Chairman, Joint Parliamentary Committee, on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, The Prime Minister of India and the Chief Minister of Assam, were also submitted through the Deputy Commissioner, Kamrup Metro, Guwahati. The meeting expressed its concern over the attempt of the Central Government to extend citizenship beyond the cut-off date of March 24, 1971 and said that is not acceptable to the people of Assam and the North East.