Local bodies oppose Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Kokrajhar

Kokrajhar, November 9: Various organizations on Friday opposed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 and demanded its withdrawal.

Representatives of All Koch Rajbongshi Students’ Union, Nath Yogi Students’ Union, All Adivasi Students’ Association of Assam, All Santhali Students’ Union, All Assam Muslim Students’ Union, Ex-ULFA Aikhya Manch, Chilarai Sena, Nath Yogi Mahila Sanmiloni among others participated in the meet and protested against the passage of the Citizenship Bill.

The organisations in unison criticized the BJP-led NDA governments at the Centre and State and termed the Bill as “anti-Assam”.

The organisations also warned to organize a mass movement in the state if the government fails to stop the passage of the Bill.