DHUBRI, July 27 - Thousands of people from villages near Dhubri and Gauripur towns thronged Gauripur Goibazar to participate in a protest rally to Dhubri Deputy Commissioner�s office on Thursday to protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016.
Under the banner of Assam Miya Parishad, the protesters demanded immediate scrapping of the proposed Bill and asked the administration not to include names of any illegal immigrants in the NRC. They also demanded that names of any indigenous people of Assam should not be omitted from the final draft of NRC, that is to be published by the end of this month. Protesters also alleged that many indigenous people of Dhubri district are getting notices from the Foreigners� Tribunals, which according to them is illegal.
Almost 5000 protesters gathered at Gauripur Goibazzar and walked to Dhubri Deputy Commissioner�s office covering almost 14 kilometres of distance on foot, displaying placards and shouting slogans in support of their demands. The protesters also asked the State government to release the genuine Indians living in the detention camps.
Meanwhile, keeping in view the number of participants in the rally and demonstration, the administration also beefed up the security of the entire district and deployed extra forces.
The protesters submitted a memorandum to the Prime Minister, President and Home Minister of India through the Deputy Commissioner.