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In one of the most bizarre opposition to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, students of Gauhati University have written a message with blood as a mark of protest.

A video footage that has gone viral in social media showed a student protester writing a note in blood against the CAB, after slitting his own wrist.

He is later joined by other students.

The message read as follows:

‘We will write history with blood words…

Don’t do it..

We will move forward with renewed vigour…

We are going to Saraighat with newfound power..

We will never accept the CAB…

A message issued from Gauhati University…’

This message, in which the student writes about fighting another battle of Saraighat, is reflective of the Assamese student community’s opposition to the Bill, which seeks to grant citizenship to non-muslim migrants from the countries of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Pakistan.

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Apart from Gauhati University, several other Universities are also taking active participation in the protests against the Bill.

The students of Tezpur University and Dibrugarh University have also been vociferous in their opposition.

Moreover, Assamese students studying outside the State have also expressed their resentment for the Bill.

The Assamese students of Sikkim University also staged a protest on Saturday, demanding the Government to withdraw the Bill.

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On the other hand, protestors defaced the walls of Assam Secretariat in Dispur by writing anti-CAB slogans.

On Monday morning, walls of the Secretariat on Last Gate side, anti-CAB slogans like ‘oppose CAB’, ‘no CAB’ were seen written on them.

Earlier on Sunday, protests erupted across Assam with torch rallies being taken out at several places.

On the other hand, Tinsukia district administration has imposed prohibition under Section 144 CrPC in view of the protests being taken out especially torch rallies against CAB.

Also read: Assam: Sivasagar witnesses total shutdown against CAB

Meanwhile, amid protests by the masses of the north-eastern states against CAB, union home Minister Amit Shah is all set to table the contentious bill at the Lok Sabha on Monday.

The BJP has issued a whip asking all the BJP MPs to be present in the Parliament, while the bill is being discussed.

BJP has a majority of 303 out of 545 members in the House, which would suggest that the Bill is all set to pass easily.

Meanwhile, senior Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut in a tweet urged Amit Shah not to give voting rights to immigrants Hindus who will be given Indian citizenship under the CAB.


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