DIPHU, Oct 03: The protest programme against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 in Assam would also be held very soon. This was announced by Assam League of Aborigines Rights Movement (ALARM) at a press conference.
The press conference held at Dispur Press Club was led by ALARM convenor Bikram Hanse. Informing about its protest programme, AMARM convenor stated that the protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 was simultaneously organised in Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura and Manipur by the member organizations of North East Forum for Indigenous People (NEFIP). The protest programme held today was organized as per its resolution taken at its first executive meeting held in Kohima on September 25, 2019.
It may be mentioned that NEFIP submitted a memorandum to Governor Prof. Jagdish Mukhi on August 9, 2019 on the occasion of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples to demand withdrawal of the bill, which has been vehemently opposed by all states of the region. NFIP and ALARM also urged upon the Governor to convey their message to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over its stand on the issue and the demands for its complete withdrawal, ex-GGKSA president Dhoromsing Ronghang informed here today.