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    Cotton University Students Stage Silent Protest Against Citizenship Bill

    We can never accept the anti-race Bill and will continue to oppose it for the sake of our land: Cotton College students

    Continuing their disapproval and resentment against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill, the Cotton University students on November 29th, 2019 staged a silent protest in front of the university premises. Singing sensation Zubeen Garg to take part in the agitation on November 30th, 2019.

    Holding placards like ‘Scrap CAB’, ‘People should rise against CAB or Assam will turn into Bangladesh’ and so on the students covered their mouth with black cloth and staged a sit-in demonstration.

    “We can never accept the anti-race Bill and will continue to oppose it for the sake of our land,” said an agitator.

    “There was a time when the regional party AGP voiced their opinion on the Bill but now have remained mum. Everyone is power-hungry and the leaders really do not care about the indigenous people of Assam,” he added.

    “We are not afraid of Sarbananda Sonowal, Narendra Modi neither Amit Shah. Will do anything to save our land,” said another protester.

    It may be mentioned that ahead of Home Minister Amit Shah’s consultative meeting with Northeast politicos and organizations today, Congress MPs from the Northeast and Naga People’s Front (NPF) MPs staged protest in the Parliament premises against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.

    The Bill seeks to grant Indian citizenship to the people belonging to the Hindus, Jains, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, and Parsis who have become the victims of religious persecution in Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan and entered India on or before December 31st, 2014.

    Photo: Smita Rani Deka


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