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Assam: Indigenous Bodies Hopeful of Supreme Court Ruling against CAA for 'Public Interest'

Assam: Indigenous Bodies Hopeful of Supreme Court Ruling against CAA for 'Public Interest'

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Guwahati, January 7, 2020:

Protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act continue in several parts of Assam demanding the scrapping of the new law in the country. Around twelve indigenous organisations have staged a sit-in demonstration in Guwahati’s Sachal to oppose the implementation of the CAA in Assam.

“People of India had voted for the BJP after the Congress’ era of corruption. However, the 80 percent people who voted for this party are regretting now. They voted for a party which is ready to destroy the Jati (nationality) itself. The social rights of Assamese have been targeted with the sole intention of benefitting the Bangladeshis. This govt. is not to protect the “Jati (Nationality) Mati (land) Bheti (foundation),” said one of the protesters.

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The leaders of the organisations are hopeful that the Supreme Court will be in favor of public interest. They also alleged that Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal was not working for the people of Assam. “He is just focusing on vote bank and that too from Bangladeshis. We thought that the government would at least reconsider the CAA after lakhs of people in Assam took to the streets demanding the same. But, instead, those leading the state and central governments made a mockery out of the situation,” lamented another protester.

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It may be mentioned here that the Supreme Court, on December 18, had agreed to examine the constitutional validity of the CAA. On January 22, a bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde will be looking into a batch of 59 petitions, including those filed by the Indian Muslim League and Congress leader Jairam Ramesh, for hearing.

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