AASU to protest in Delhi against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016


Guwahati, December 7: All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) and other 29 supporting organisations representing various ethnic communities will stage protest in the national capital – New Delhi- demanding immediate withdrawal of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 during the winter session of the parliament.

“We will continue our protest until the bill is scrapped,” AASU president Dipanka Kumar Nath said during a press conference in Guwahati.

Meanwhile, AASU chief advisor Samujjal Kumar Bhattacharya while talking about the NRC issue said that AASU and other 29 supporting ethnic organizations have been continuously putting effort for inclusion of the names of indigenous people who missed their names in the NRC final draft published on July 30.

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Talking about the claims and objective filing, Bhattacharya said, “Government should allow filing claims and objections in the deputy commissioner offices instead of NSKs.”

Demanding an error-free NRC, AASU general secretary Lurinjyoti Gogoi alleged the government is busy in vote bank politics.