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    6 Artistes Including Priyanka Bharali, Gayatri Mahanta ‘Boycotted’ By Assam Bihu Committees

    Assam including parts of the country is on the boil after the Citizenship Bill was passed at the Rajya Sabha

    A congregation of 26 Bihu committees in Dibrugarh have jointly decided to boycott six artistes of Assam for the upcoming Bihu functions in the district.

    Artistes Priyanka Bharali, Krishnamoni Chutia, Nayan Nilim, Akash Deep, Gayatri Mahanta and Pabitra Margherita have been boycotted by the committees for ‘supporting’ Citizenship Amendment Act(CAA).

    “We have jointly decided to boycott six artistes from the Assam for the upcoming Bhogali and Rongali Bihu celebrations for their stand to the contentious Citizenship Act. They will not be invited to any Bihu function in Dibrugarh” said a committee member.

    “These artistes have been extending their support to the anti-Assam act despite knowing the repercussions. The act is a threat to the Assamese community and culture we are extremely saddened that they did not speak up for the sanctity of the state”  he added.

    It may be mentioned that Assam including parts of the country is on the boil after the Citizenship Bill was passed at the Rajya Sabha and turned into legislation. The AASU has been spearheading the protests in Assam.

    AASU chief advisor Samujjal Kumar Bhattacharya accusing the state Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal of betraying the people of the state by supporting the legislation said that the act is communal and unconstitutional. “We will continue our non-violent agitation against the new law till it is scrapped”.

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