A man from Sivasagar has reportedly quit his job at the Indian Air Force (IAF) to protest against the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.
Himangshu Gogoi will cycle from Guwahati to Tinsukia and from Tinsukia to New Delhi to register his protest against the “anti-Assam Bill”.
“I have taken voluntary retirement from the IAF to participate in the protest against the Bill,” said Gogoi. He further urged upon the people of the state to jointly oppose the Centre’s move to pass the 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.
Massive protests broke out across the state after the Centre listed the Bill to table during the ongoing winter session of the Parliament.
Bodoland Territorial Council chief and Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) leader, Hagrama Mohilary was shown black flags at Tamulpur, Baksa district on December 3rd, 2019 by the activists of the All Assam Students’ Union. The BPF is an alliance party of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in Assam.
Input and photo: Biju Gohain