Assam: Indigenous Body Stages Anti-CAB Protest in Silchar

Assam: Indigenous Body Stages Anti-CAB Protest in Silchar

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Silchar, November 26, 2019:

The Assam Indigenous People Protection Committee (AIPPC) has demonstrated a sit in protest to condemn the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) at the Mahasarak point near Madhurapool in Silchar on November 26.

The organisation condemn for the act of administration for heavy deployment of para military forces.

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During the protest, the committee also burned the effigies of Prime Minister of india, Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, and the member of Parliament from Silchar constituency, Rajdeep Roy.

While speaking to mediapersons, the president of AIPPC, Sahadeb Rajbongshi said that the committee will go for mass agitations if the "unconstitutional" Citizenship Bill is passed in the Parliament.

The protest was also attended by several influential leaders and activists from the region, including the General Secretary of AIPPC, Seram Herajit, Ema Sanathoi Devi, Okram Lakhikanta, Jasim Uddin Laskar, T. A Barbhuiya, Abdul Wahib, among others.

It may be mentioned here that the new draft of the Citizenship Bill will be different from the one that lapsed earlier this year in the Upper House, presumably because the ruling BJP party did not have a majority in the Upper House.

The CAB seeks to amend the Citizenship Act, 1955 in order to provide citizenship to migrants from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan, who are of Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi or Christian groups, was passed by the Lok Sabha in January this year.

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