With the Centre all set to pass the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the ongoing winter session of the Parliament, the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) took out an anti-Bill rally in Guwahati on Wednesday evening.
The rally witnessed the participation of hundreds of people. The protesters rallied from Guwahati Club to Chandmari area in the city.
The KMSS members shouted various slogans against the government and said that they would not accept the divisive policy of the government in the name of religion.
Speaking to reporters, KMSS leader Akhil Gogoi said, “Under no circumstance can the anti-indigenous people CAB be accepted by our State as 1.9 crores Hindu Bangladeshis will come to Assam and threaten the existence of the Assamese language besides taking up the jobs, rendering the local people unemployed.”
“This is a time of great crisis for the people of Assam. We cannot allow Assam to become a dumping ground of Hindu Bangladeshis. It is a conspiracy to turn the Assamese community into a linguistic minority and make us politically weaker,” said a protester.
It may be mentioned here that the Centre is like to pass the contentious CAB at the Union Cabinet meeting scheduled to take place at 9:30 am on Wednesday.