All Assam Students Union (AASU) activists along with 28 ethnic organizations took part in torch light processions in protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 proposal across Assam on Friday evening.
The participation in the rally was spontaneous with people from all walks of life joined the march. Activists of AASU sharply opposed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 and shouted various slogans against the BJP government.
“If the bill is passed, it will render the Assam Accord null and void and will also make the NRC process meaningless. We will not let it happen,” said Dr Samujjal Kumar Bhattacharya (Chief advisor, AASU)
On the same day, KMSS, AJYCP along with 68 organisations of Assam staged a massive protest against the Bill.
The Bill, which seeks to amend the Citizenship Act of 1955 in order to grant citizenship to religious minorities.