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KMSS starts mass campaign drive against Citizenship bill
  Kathmandu, Nepal      May 14 2018


Guwahati : Protests against Citizenship (Ammendment) Bill, 2016 to grant  to grant citizenship to the non-muslims immigrants of Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan in the name of persecution while people of Assam have strongly opposed the bill continues in Assam.

Assam's farmers organisation Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) on Sunday has started mass signing and awareness drive against the bill from Guwahati.

The farmers organisation has started the drive from Beltola rea in the city and urging the people to come forward against the controversial bill.

KMSS leader Akhil Gogoi said that, if the bill will pass, the indigenous people of Assam will definitely badly affected.

"The BJP who promised to protect Jati (Community), Mati (Home) and Bheti (Hearth) during the last assembly election campaign, but they didn't. They want to grant citizenship to the hindu Bangladeshis who had come after 1971 and if it will happen then the indigenous people will go to the second
category citizen. It will also big threat to the Assamese language," Akhil Gogoi said.

While, the Assam BJP unit supported the controversial bill, Assam BJP leader Mira Borthakur, who had earlier opposed the bill had also participated in the mass campaign drive.

Akhil Gogoi further said that, if the BJP and RSS to give red carpet to the hindu Bangladeshis, then they will have to leave from Assam.

"We will continue our agitation against the centre's move," Akhil Gogoi said.

On the other hand, various organisations had protested against the controversial bill across the state and burnt effigies of Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.

(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)