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Assam Artists Stage Massive Protest against CAB

Assam Artists Stage Massive Protest against CAB

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Guwahati, December 10, 2019:

The artists of Assam are staging a massive rally against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. Marching from Chandmari to the All Assam Students' Union (AASU) headquarters in Guwahati, the artists have appealed the people of the State to oppose the Bill at any cost.

Popular singer Dikhsu said, "If this Bill is passed, the Assamese people will become a minority within the State itself, and we cannot accept this Bill at any cost".

"If the Assamese people are destroyed, the Government will be tainted forever", cautioned noted Assamese actress Barasha Rani Bishaya.

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Utpal Das, a renowned actor from the state, has opined that the artists are vehemently opposed to the Bill, and said that the protests will continue until the proposed Bill is scrapped.

The artists' society has urged all the artists to boycott the controversial Government functions, including the Indo-Japan summit that is scheduled to be held in December 15.

Meanwhile, the 'bandh' that has been called by the Northeast Students' Organization (NESO) has brought life to a standstill in Assam.

Activists across the state have taken to the streets to express their distaste the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, which was passed in the Lok Sabha at midnight. The Bill will now be moved to the Rajya Sabha, passing which, it shall become a law.

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