13 May 2018 - 2:31pm | Akshaya Pranab Kalita
NAMRUP: Simmering protest erupts in Namrup on Sunday when people thronged in thousands in the heart of the industrial town opposing the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 that promises Indian citizenship for the Hindu immigrants from the non Muslim neighbours.
Led by several influential organizations at Namrup Tiniali, the protesters burnt the effigies of prime minister Narendra Modi, chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal, power minister Tapan Gogoi and rail minister Rajen Gohain alleging their support to the Bill.
Dibrugarh AASU education secretary Abani Kumar Gogoi said, “it pains us to see how the Chief minister has been keeping mum who once pledged to detect and deport the outsiders. Isn’t it a case a cheating Assam and its people. If the Bill is passed, we will have to keep seeing how the outsiders would be able to settle here. “
The protesters further shouted slogans against the government for the move to roll out red carpet to the Hindu outsiders and warned the government of dire consequences if the move is not halted.
Apart from AASU, the protesters from BVFCL Fertilizer Swarmik Union, BVFCL Fertilizer Workers Union, APL Workers Union, All Assam Yuba Chatra Parishad, Namrup Lekhika Samaruh Samiti, Bihu Huraikhya Committee, Gramya Union Sangha , Samanaya Mahila Samiti , Namrup Press and Society Club , Namrup Business Association, Tai Ahom Student Union, AGP Namrup Regional Committee, AGP Yuba Parishad Namrup joined it.