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Escalating protest against Citizenship Bill

Nearly 200 political parties and organizations have started vehemently opposing the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 in many forms after JPC set up to study the controversial Bill approved it to submit before Lok Sabha on Monday.

The All Assam Students Union along with 30 other ethnic pressure groups are holding a huge rally in the capital city of Guwahati on Sunday opposing the Bill that would give citizenship to the non Muslim immigrants.

The influent peasant body along with 50 other organizations are holding sit in strike demanding halt in the move.

The main opposition Congress will protest the Bill both inside and outside the Parliament. Opposition leader Debabrata Saikia has slammed the central and state governments and dared AGP to pull out of the coalition.

Peasant leader Akhil Gogoi said they would go to any extent to stop the move.

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