The Bokajan regional committee of the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) burned the effigy of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s Bokajan legislator Dr Numal Momin for his controversial comment on the AASU related to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 on the social networking site Facebook.
At a time when the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) has been raising voice against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 in different parts of the State, the BJP MLA stated on his Facebook account that the AASU, which led the Assam Movement and signed the Assam Accord during a tripartite meeting in 1985, has no “moral rights to oppose” the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016.
The Bokajan MLA on his Facebook account on Monday posted, “Citizenship Amendment Bill a misnomer?”
Momin also posted, “AASU don’t have moral rights to oppose it. During their Tripartite Accord in 1985 did they mention anything about it. As citizenship Act existed since 1955. They kept mum during their Accord, now shouting like anything to cover up their fault. Jai Ai Axom.”
The MLA’s FB post drew attention of the students’ organisation which burnt the effigy of the MLA laced with a garland of distorted shoes in protest.
The Bokajan AASU activists burnt the effigy of the MLA laced with a garland of distorted shoes during the protest.
Referring to the post as a cheap publicity stunt, the Bokajan AASU leaders warned the BJP legislator to refrain from making such controversial remarks in future.
The AASU has been carrying out protest rallies in different parts of the State against the Central Government’s move to grant Indian citizenship to illegal migrants including Hindu Bangladeshis by implementing the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016.