Several organisations from Assam are continuing with their protests, with some of the demonstrators stripping naked against the central government’s move to pass the Citizenship Amendment Bill.
Carrying placards and raising slogans, about 10 protesters stripped themselves naked in Chabua on December 5th, 2019 to protest the controversial bill. Within no time, police swung into action and removed the protesters from the area.
Amide widespread protests in Assam and few Northeastern states, the contentious Bill was cleared by the Union Cabinet on December 4th, 2019. It is likely to be tabled in the Lok Sabha on December 9th, 2019 and will be taken up for discussion on December 10th, 2019.
The Bill seeks to give citizenship to all non-Muslim immigrants facing persecution in the neighbouring countries of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh.