Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) leader Akhil Gogoi today thanked the people of Assam for their support towards the Assam Bandh called today to oppose the much debated Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016.
More than 60 organisations from across the State has come out in support of the bandh to withdraw the bill that has been opposed even by the BJP led Assam government’s ally, Asom Gana Parishad (AGP).
Earlier in the day, Akhil Gogoi said, “The BJP government in Assam came to power promising to protect ‘Jati’, ‘Mati’ and ‘Bheti’ (community, land and foundation) of Assam. However, it has made a U-turn on its promises and is hatching a conspiracy against indigenous communities”.
“We have been fighting for several decades to secure our indigenous rights and immigrants free State. Sadly, the government has turned a blind eye to our legitimate demands,” said Gogoi.