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Scrap CAB immediately, demand Cotton varsity students

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GUWAHATI, Nov 25 - Continuing its protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB), the students of Cotton University today pasted anti-CAB posters across the varsity campus and sought immediate scrapping of the controversial Bill.

The students expressed their resentment against the Bill and pasted posters on walls, trees which read �Cottonian opposes CAB�, �Withdraw CAB immediately�, �Stop doing politics using students�, �Jatiya Nayak Hai Hai�, �BJP go back�, etc.

The students of Cotton University, the premier educational institution in Guwahati, vehemently have been opposing the Bill since its inception by organising protest rallies to boycott classes.

Hirak Jyoti Bora, a student of the varsity, said: �Postering was done to spread awareness and show our clear stand against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. We will not accept the Bill in any form. We will continue our protest until it is scrapped. The Bill will divide people based on religion and community.�

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill seeks to amend the Citizenship Act, 1955, and grant Indian citizenship to people from minority communities � Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians � from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan to escape religious persecution.

The Bill, which triggered massive protests in Assam and the other Northeastern States, was passed by the Lok Sabha on January 8 but the government did not table it in the Rajya Sabha as it did not have the numbers in the Upper House to pass it. The Bill lapsed with the end of the term of the 16th Lok Sabha in May. But again the Bill is listed to be introduced in the ongoing winter session.

Another student, Pranjal Kalita said, �No matter what the situation may turn out, we will not move backwards. We will continue our protest.�

Later, the students also organised �naam-prasanga� on the varsity campus to protest against the Bill.

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Scrap CAB immediately, demand Cotton varsity students

GUWAHATI, Nov 25 - Continuing its protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB), the students of Cotton University today pasted anti-CAB posters across the varsity campus and sought immediate scrapping of the controversial Bill.

The students expressed their resentment against the Bill and pasted posters on walls, trees which read �Cottonian opposes CAB�, �Withdraw CAB immediately�, �Stop doing politics using students�, �Jatiya Nayak Hai Hai�, �BJP go back�, etc.

The students of Cotton University, the premier educational institution in Guwahati, vehemently have been opposing the Bill since its inception by organising protest rallies to boycott classes.

Hirak Jyoti Bora, a student of the varsity, said: �Postering was done to spread awareness and show our clear stand against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. We will not accept the Bill in any form. We will continue our protest until it is scrapped. The Bill will divide people based on religion and community.�

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill seeks to amend the Citizenship Act, 1955, and grant Indian citizenship to people from minority communities � Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians � from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan to escape religious persecution.

The Bill, which triggered massive protests in Assam and the other Northeastern States, was passed by the Lok Sabha on January 8 but the government did not table it in the Rajya Sabha as it did not have the numbers in the Upper House to pass it. The Bill lapsed with the end of the term of the 16th Lok Sabha in May. But again the Bill is listed to be introduced in the ongoing winter session.

Another student, Pranjal Kalita said, �No matter what the situation may turn out, we will not move backwards. We will continue our protest.�

Later, the students also organised �naam-prasanga� on the varsity campus to protest against the Bill.

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