DBPGSU members and supporters taking part in rally against CAB in Dibrugarh. Image: Northeast Now
DBPGSU members and supporters taking part in rally against CAB in Dibrugarh. Image: Northeast Now

Marking a protest against CAB, the Dibrugarh University Post Graduate Students’ Union (DBPGSU) has banned the entry of Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal and other BJP leaders into campus.

Members and supporters of the union also held a cycle rally in Dibrugarh against the proposed Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB).

DBPGSU general secretary Rahul Chetri said that they have banned the entry of CM Sarbananda Sonowal and other BJP leaders into the Dibrugarh University (DU) premises.

“We have banned the entry of CM Sonowal, Jorhat MP Tapan Gogoi, Rajya Sabha MP Kamakhya Prasad Tasa, Himanta Biswa Sarma, Atul Bora and other BJP MLAs into the university campus,” he said.

“They have betrayed the people of Assam,” Chetri added.

“CAB is against the people of Assam but the BJP government is supporting the bill, which is against the interests of people,” Chetri added.

AASU leaders will meet the union home minister Amit Shah in New Delhi on Tuesday to discuss the bill and convey their “strong” opposition.

“We appeal to the student community of Assam to unitedly raise their voice against CAB,” Chetri further said.

“If this Bill is passed then it will prove a death knell for the people of Assam,” he added.

The BJP-led government in the state has been facing a huge backlash for it’s stand in support of CAB.

The bill seeks to grant Indian citizenship to persecuted non-Muslim immigrants of Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan who migrated to the country till December 31, 2014.

Avik Chakraborty

Avik Chakraborty is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dibrugarh. He can be reached at: babs8oct@gmail.com