Protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill continues in Assam as people across the State staged various rallies on Thursday. Ruling BJP’s former ally AGP has been staging hunger-strike in protest against the Bill on the bank of Dighalipukhuri in the city. Many noted personalities of the State including Dr Hiren Gohain, advocate Nekibur Zaman, journalist-writer Maini Mahanta, activist Akhil Gogoi also took part in the strike.
Meanwhile, the Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) staged dharna at Ganesh Park in Ganeshguri near Secretariat in protest against Centre’s move to pass the Bill in the Rajya Sabha in the coming session of parliament. APCC president Ripun Bora, senior party leader Akon Bora and several other leaders also participated in the protest. The APCC president, while speaking Pratidin Time has informed that the party workers have been also staging dharna in front of every DC as well as SDO office across the State.
On the other hand, in Bokakhat, Bengali Samaj staged protest rally by shouting slogans against the Bill and the BJP government in the State and Centre. The protesters also displayed placards against the Bill. They asked the government to stop its communal politics.
Similar protests were also seen at Khumtai, Sonari, Digboi and other places, where people took to the streets and burnt effigies of PM Narendra Modi and Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal and voiced against the much debated Bill.