Youth opposes Citizenship Bill with Blood

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Amid the massive protest against the Citizenship Amendmend Bill 2016 by various organisations in Assam on Tuesday, a Tai Ahom Yuba Parishad, Asom (TAYPA) member in Banderdewa’s Bhogpur has protested against the bill by writing a leaflet with his blood.

The former All Assam Students Union (AASU) member and now a TAYPA member has shown his opposition against the bill ripping his chest with blade and writing a leaflet at National highway 15.

The TAYPA activist named Ghanakanta expressed his exasperation and recalled the old days when Sarbananda Sonowal was an AASU activist who talked of regionalism but is now supporting the bill.

He also appealed Sonowal to oppose the bill for the greater interest of the people of the state.

In first of its kind from Assam in New Delhi, members of Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) staged a naked protest in the national capital but the center is till adamant about imposing the bill.

It is to be mentioned that an 11-hour Assam bandh has been called by All Assam Students Union (AASU) and 30 other ingenious organisations from 5 am on Tuesday. The bandh turned violent in many parts of Assam and incidents of stone pelting, tyre burning, and occasional lathi charges were reported from various places.

The bandh has been called to withdraw the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 which the government will table in Lok Sabha today.

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