The Joint Action Committee for Autonomous State (JACAS) has taken out a torch light procession from Recreation Park to Diphu town of Karbi Anglong district in Assam on Monday evening in protest against the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016.
On January 19, the social organization has came down heavily on Assam Cabinet minister Himanta Biswa Sarma for his statement that the Karbis are not opposed to the Bangladeshis being given citizenship.
The protest procession was participated by a large number of people which concluded at Semson Sing Ingti Memorial Park. At Semson Sing Ingti park, JACAS chairman, Kharsing Teron asserted that what Dr Sarma has said was totally false.
“The people of Karbi Anglong particularly the Karbis has been against the invasion of Hindu Bangladeshis and what Dr Sarma has said was that Karbis did not protest the CAB as Hindu Bangladeshi is not a threat to them is a lie and fabricated. We are opposed to the Bill and want immediate deportation of all illegal Bangladeshis from Karbi Anglong. The State and Central government should take immediate steps on it.”
Slogans of ‘We oppose CAB’, ‘Citizenship (Amendment) Bill Batil Korok’, ‘Narendra Modi Hosiyar’ and ‘BJP government Hosiyar, Hosiyar’ were shouted by the torch holding protesters.