GUWAHATI, June 15 - The Assam Sanmilita Mahasangha has appealed to the people of the State to support its petition before the Supreme Court of India on the Central government�s move to grant citizenship to the post-1971 Hindu migrants from Bangladesh. The Mahasangha said that it has challenged before the apex court of the country the notification issued on September 7, 2015 by the Central government for the purpose of granting citizenship to the post-1971 Hindu migrants.
In a statement here today, the Mahasangha said it challenged the notification in January, 2016 through eight leading citizens of the country and it has been admitted as a case (No 68/2016). The court of Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman referred the case to a Constitutional Bench on March 10, 2016.
The case is expected to come up before the Constitution Bench of the apex court in its post-summer vacation sittings. Therefore, it would be a prudent step on their part if the organisations and individuals oppose the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, and move the Supreme Court with petitions seeking judicial intervention in this matter, said the Mahasangha.