Meghalaya Mahila Congress wing on Wednesday organised a protest march against the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016 in the state capital city of Shillong.
The women Congress protesters marched from Congress Bhavan to Khyndai Lad (Police Bazar) and displayed banners and placards opposing the contentious Citizenship Bill that has already been passed in Lok Sabha on January 8 last.
Members of the Mahila Congress shouted slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the ruling BJP as they marched in the heart of the city.
Mahila Congress president Joplyn Scott Shylla said, “We will continue to protest till this Bill is withdrawn.”
The protest by the women wing of the opposition Congress in the state came a day before a delegation of the ruling Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) led by the state Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma is scheduled to leave for New Delhi to meet the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh to apprise them of mass opposition to the Bill in the region including Meghalaya.
Several a political groups in Meghalaya including the Confederation of Hynniewtrep Social Organisation (CoHSO) have launched agitation against the Bill and vowed to intensify the same unless the Bill is scrapped by the Centre as it is detrimental to the interests of indigenous people in the region.