Guwahati : A conglomeration of 60 organizations, led by Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) leader Akhil Gogoi, launched their week long protest against the Centre’s proposed Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 on Tuesday here.
The organisations also distributed leaflets to “expose” the “fake promises” of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).
Rally by 60 organizations against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill
KMSS leader Akhil Gogoi said, “Today, we took to the streets to show the public the real picture behind the fake promises made by the government both at the state and centre. The Citizenship Bill is a game of death for the Assamese people.”
“I believe from today the real fight against the Bill has begun and we will continue this fight until we get justice,” he added.
The Citizenship Bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha to amend the Citizenship Act, 1955. The Bill amends the Citizenship Act, 1955 to make illegal migrants who are Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan, eligible for citizenship.
Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016
General Secretary of Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuva Chatra Parishad, Palash Changmai, who was also part of the rally said that the promises made the BJP government that the Citizenship Bill will do no harm to the Assamese community is baseless and bogus. The leaflets that are being circulated around will make the people understand that the actions taken on by the BJP government are vague and futile.