Guwahati, January 20: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has rang up the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) expressing the Centre’s desire to resolve the issue through discussions.
The Citizenship Bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha in 2016 to amend the Citizenship Act, 1955. The Bill amends the Citizenship Act, 1955 to make illegal migrants who are Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan, eligible for citizenship.
“We have made it clear that the Bill has to be scrapped as it will make the indigenous people extinct and protect only the Bangladeshis,” said Samujjal Bhattacharyya, chief advisor, AASU.
He added, “The burning issue of citizenship problem has to be solved only through implementing the historic Assam Assam Accord.”
The AASU leadership also stated that protest against the Bill will continue till it is scrapped.