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Torch rally in Teok with Akhil in lead

JORHAT: More than 5,000 people held a huge torch rally in Teok on Sunday evening opposing the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 that promises Indian citizenship for non Muslim neighbours.

Led by Akhil Gogoi, local residents of all walks of life  spilled to the National Highway No 37 in the evening where the protesters vowed to abort the Centre’s move to impose Bangladeshi nationals in the state which already started witnessing a disturbed demography.

They further said they wont remain idle if Delhi and Dispur remain firm on the move. “ We will fight till the last drop of blood. But we won't allow it to happen. The  government will have to face the consequences,” said Kushal Dutta, a local resident who joined the protest.

The torch rally was taken out hours after KMSS firebrand Akhil Gogoi, who was born and brought up here, addressed a massive gathering in the township on Sunday

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