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Protests continue in Assam against the Citizenship bill

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  Kathmandu, Nepal      January 12 2019
 
Guwahati, Jan 10 : Protests against the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016 continued on Thursday in Assam with students, farmers, artists of the state raising their voices against the bill.
 
In Guwahati, protesters of Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS), Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) and other organisations had staged protest outside of the Assam secretariat.
 
With 'gamosas' (Assamese scarf of honour) in hand, the protesters observed ‘Sankalpa Divas’ and shouted slogans against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), RSS.
 
The protesters warned that Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union cabinet ministers, BJP leaders will not be allowed to visit Assam if their interests are harmed.
 
On the other hand, students of many colleges in the state took out protest rallies across the state against the bill.
 
The students had burnt effigies of PM Narendra Modi, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and the Citizenship Bill at Biswanath Chariali.
 
Apart from it, the artists of the state had also staged protest against the bill in various parts of the state.