All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) on Friday told the Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh that the central government must drop the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 as it would put the identity of indigenous people in peril.
The AASU adviser Dr Samujjal Bhattacharrya and general secretary, Lurinjyoti Gogoi told media here that the Union Home Minister called up AASU leaders to know the situation in Assam where protest against the Bill is raging.
The AASU leader said Rajnath Singh suggested that the issues could be resolved through dialogue while talking to them.
“We have told the Union Home Minister very firmly and candidly that Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, which has violated the Assam Accord, will devastate the indigenous communities in the state must be scrapped and there is no alternative way to it,” the AASU leaders claimed.
The AASU Adviser said that as the Bill was going to protect illegal migrants from Bangladesh, the agitation against it must be intensified given that the Central government was likely to get it passed in Rajya Sabha on January 31 next.