GUWAHATI, April 1: The All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) and 29 ethnic organisations of Assam took out a massive rally in Guwahati opposing the Centre’s decision to grant citizenship to Hindu Bangladeshi.
The mass rally organised by the AASU was also supported by All Bodo Students Union (ABSU) and other organisations. Thousands of AASU activists, including school and college students, participated in the rally. President of AASU Dipankar Kumar Nath, general secretary Lurinjyoti Gogoi, advisor Samujjal Bhattacharya and other leaders were also present.
Addressing thousands of students at a mass rally at Latashil ground, AASU leadership warned that they would never compromise on their decade-long demand of detection and deportation of illegal migrants who infiltrated to the state from Bangladesh after March 25, 1971. They also demanded strict action against the culprits involved in the attack on AASU office at Silapathar.
Dipanka Kr Nath said there is no room for illegal Bangladeshi nationals both Hindu and Muslims in Assam. The student body reiterated its stand that Assam will not bear the burden of migrants, whether Hindu or Muslim, who came from Bangladesh after 1971.
The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, which has been tabled in the Parliament by the Narendra Modi government, proposes to grant citizenship to persecuted religious minorities from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
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