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State bodies oppose Citizenship Bill

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GUWAHATI, Sept 29 - A joint meeting of eight indigenous literary bodies and the AASU held here on Thursday strongly opposed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 which seeks to help refugees, mainly Hindus from neighbouring countries, to get citizenship in India.

The meet attended by representatives from Bodo Sahitya Sabha, Mising Sahitya Sabha, Rabha Sahitya Sabha, Deuri Sahitya Sabha, Karbi Sahitya Sabha, Tiwa Sahitya Sabha, Garo Sahitya Sabha and Dimasa Sahitya Sabha felt that the Centre is �conspiring� against the indigenous communities of the State by trying to give legitimacy to illegal Hindu Bangladeshis. �Our stand is clear. Whether Hindu or Muslim, Assam will not bear the burden of any migrant from Bangladesh who came to the State after 1971,� they said.

On the other hand, the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) submitted a memorandum to the joint parliamentary committee on The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016. The last date for submission of views and opinions to the panel is September 30.

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State bodies oppose Citizenship Bill

GUWAHATI, Sept 29 - A joint meeting of eight indigenous literary bodies and the AASU held here on Thursday strongly opposed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 which seeks to help refugees, mainly Hindus from neighbouring countries, to get citizenship in India.

The meet attended by representatives from Bodo Sahitya Sabha, Mising Sahitya Sabha, Rabha Sahitya Sabha, Deuri Sahitya Sabha, Karbi Sahitya Sabha, Tiwa Sahitya Sabha, Garo Sahitya Sabha and Dimasa Sahitya Sabha felt that the Centre is �conspiring� against the indigenous communities of the State by trying to give legitimacy to illegal Hindu Bangladeshis. �Our stand is clear. Whether Hindu or Muslim, Assam will not bear the burden of any migrant from Bangladesh who came to the State after 1971,� they said.

On the other hand, the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) submitted a memorandum to the joint parliamentary committee on The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016. The last date for submission of views and opinions to the panel is September 30.

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