Assam: Thousands Join Mass Hunger Strike to Protest against Citizenship Bill

by May 30, 2018 0 comments

The protest against the citizenship bill 2016 has gained push in Assam as thousands of people from different section of the society joined a full day hunger strike in Guwahati on Tuesday disapproving the bill. The mass hunger strike organised by the All Assam students’ Union (Aasu) started at 6 am and continued till 5pm which witnessed participation from 28 organizations including different tribal students’ organizations, cultural organizations, senior citizens’ as well as intellectuals and different political parties including the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and the Congress. The AGP is a partner of the BJP led government in Assam. The participants of the hunger strike unitedly sent a strong message to the Government that the controversial Bill will not be accepted at any cost. “Assam is not a dumping ground of Bangladeshis. Ours is a small, state and we have taken enough burden of foreigners since before Independence. But we cannot afford to have any more Bangladeshis, which ha posed threat to the indigenous people of Assam,” said Aasu Adviser Dr. Samujjal Bhattacharyya. Writer:Anup Sharma Courtesy: The PioneerThe protest against the citizenship bill 2016 has gained push in Assam as thousands of people from different section of the society joined a full day hunger strike in Guwahati on Tuesday disapproving the bill.

The mass hunger strike organised by the All Assam students’ Union (Aasu) started at 6 am and continued till 5pm which witnessed participation from 28 organizations including different tribal students’ organizations, cultural organizations, senior citizens’ as well as intellectuals and different political parties including the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and the Congress. The AGP is a partner of the BJP led government in Assam.

The participants of the hunger strike unitedly sent a strong message to the Government that the controversial Bill will not be accepted at any cost.

“Assam is not a dumping ground of Bangladeshis. Ours is a small, state and we have taken enough burden of foreigners since before Independence. But we cannot afford to have any more Bangladeshis, which ha posed threat to the indigenous people of Assam,” said Aasu Adviser Dr. Samujjal Bhattacharyya.

Writer: Anup Sharma

Courtesy: The Pioneer

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