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Why JPC hearing in Delhi?

DIBRIGARH/ GUWAHATI: An influential peasant body in Assam staged a statewide sit in on Tuesday opposing the joint parliamentary committee's hearing on the Citizenship Amendment Bill (1951) in New Delhi.

KMSS leaders and activists thronged the district headquarters at 11 in the morning and started the sit in alleging that the JPC set up to study the sensitive issue is averse to Institute the hearing in Assam.

Talking to reporters, protesters in Guwahati said the JPC report would be unilateral since many organizations would skip the hearing in the capital.

“We have been dead opposed to the hearing in Delhi since the entire issue is very sensitive in Assam. We don’t understand why the panel sticks to Delhi only. We would oppose it.”

The Joint Parliamentary Committee started hearing the various organizations from Assam in the national capital where as many as 20 delegations are invited. But most of these organizations are expected to skip the hearing.

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Journalist based in Namrup, Assam.

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