Protest torch rally against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 held in Bokajan

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Correspondent, BOKAJAN, May 25: The Karbi Students Association (KSA), AASU, Bokajan Regional Committee on Friday took a protest torch rally against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016.

“The Bill seeks to allow illegal immigrants from certain minority communities in Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan eligible for Indian citizenship. In other words, it amends the Citizenship Act of 1955. The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill contradicts with the Assam Accord of 1985, which clearly states that illegal immigrants heading in from Bangladesh after March 25, 1971, would be deported,” said Tridip Borah.

The leaders said that the proposed Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, in Assam and the rest of the North East stems will reduced to a minority in one’s own homeland.

It can be mentioned that there has been strong opposition in different part of North East India to the proposed Bill from political parties, student’s groups, and civil society organizations. The Meghalaya government under CM Conrad Sangma also strongly opposed to the bill knowing the fact that the Bill will be disastrous for indigenous people in the region.