The students of prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) extended their support to the ‘Ranahungkar’ programme organised by the students of Cotton University on Friday (December 6) in protest against the Centre’s decision to introduce Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) in the Parliament.
The Assamese students of JNU released a video message extending their support to the programme. They further urged all section of people, especially the student community to take part in the protest rally.
It may be mentioned here that Zubeen Garg, the heartthrob of Assam, has also extended support to the ‘Ranahungkar’ programme organised by the students of Cotton University.
The CAB seeks to amend a 1955 law to grant citizenship to persecuted Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs, Jains, Parsis and Christians from Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Pakistan if they have lived in India for six years; and students of Cotton University along with other organisations have been continuously opposing the bill.
Recently, the students of Cotton University also staged a protest march in the city demanding the withdrawal of the bill from Parliament. They said that the bill would harm the Assamese community in the future.