After the Union Cabinet passed the contentious Citizenship Amendment Bill on Wednesday morning, the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) leader Akhil Gogoi announced to launch statewide agitation against the bill. He termed the CAB as a conspiracy to turn the Assamese community into a linguistic minority.
Addressing the media in Guwahati, Gogoi said, “We cannot accept the anti-indigenous people CAB under any circumstance,” adding, “As many as 1.9 crore Hindu Bangladeshis will come to Assam within few years and threaten the existence of the Assamese language besides taking up the jobs, rendering the local people unemployed.” He also said that the bill would make the Assamese people politically weaker.
Gogoi further welcomed the stand of All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) after the students’ organisation’s meeting with Union Home Minister Amit Shah last night. “We welcome AASU’s stand on CAB and their decision of opposing the CAB jointly.”
Terming CAB as the surgical strike, the KMSS leader announced to launch a massive protest at Dispur Last-gate on Thursday at 11am. He also urged all sections of people to take part in the protest rally.
The leader also said that they would meet leaders of different political parties including JDU and Congress and urge them to oppose the bill in the Parliament. He also voiced to move the Supreme Court, if parliament passes the bill.