Protests across Assam over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill refuse to end with demonstrations being held in many parts of the State as protesters flayed the BJP-led governments — both in the Centre as well as in Assam — for supporting the proposed legislation and tabling it in Parliament.
Apart from other parts of the State, protesters assembled outside the Kaziranga University on the outskirts of Jorhat prior to the arrival of Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal where he later addressed the convocation gathering as the guest of honour.
The protesters shouted slogans against the government and demanded of the government to withdraw the controversy-riddled bill from Parliament.
“The citizenship bill is against the interests of Assam. We can’t bear the burden of even a single foreigner, not on the basis of the colour of his skin or the religion he professes,” a protester said.
Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) activists tonsured their heads at Jamugurihaat to oppose the bill and demanded its repeal in Parliament.
On the other hand, people of many villages located in and around Tinkhang in Dibrugarh district took out a torch rally on Saturday evening to voice their opposition to the bill.
“We oppose the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill and demand that it be repealed from Parliament,” angry protesters said shouting anti-government slogans.
A motorcycle rally was also taken out from Narengi locality of Guwahati to Chandrapur by the Chandrapur unit of AASU.