70 organisations including Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti have again launched a hunger strike in Delhi’s Jantar Mantar today in protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill from 10 AM.
The protest already began in Jantar Mantar on Sunday but the Delhi Police denied any space in the area to stage their demonstration. The group of protestors were given time until 5 pm to stage their demonstration.
The hunger strike is set to cast a shadow over the Winter Session of Parliament, beginning from December 11. Akhil Gogoi, the KMSS leader said that the Bill is a threat to Assam as it, if passed, is going to spell disaster for the identity of the indigenous people of Assam. “BJP is misleading the people of Assam on the would-be impact of the Bill on them,” said Gogoi while speaking to Pratidin Time. According to the organisations, the Bill is also set to violate the Assam Accord.