A view of the protest. Northeast Now

The Dibrugarh University unit of the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) along with several other organisations on Tuesday evening took out a protest rally against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 here.

The students of Dibrugarh University also announced ban on the entry of Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal along with the BJP and RSS in the University campus.

The protesters holding placards and banners started the rally from Dibrugarh University marching through the main roads of Dibrugarh town.

“We are against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 because it is against the people of Assam. We strongly oppose the Bill as the BJP-led Central government is trying to provide citizenship to Hindu Bangladeshis,” said David Hazarika, General Secretary of Dibrugarh University Post Graduate Students’ Union (DUPGSU).

Students of Dibrugarh University getting their heads tonsured as part of the protest. Northeast Now

Similarly, the activists of the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) organised a signature campaign in Dibrugarh against the Bill.

The agitating students shouted slogans like ‘Sarba tomar kaam naai’ (Sarba you have no work), ‘BJP Sarkar Kaam Naai’ (BJP Govt has no work), ‘RSS go back’, etc.

Besides, the protestors also burnt the effigies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and copies of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016.

As part of the protest, four students of the University tonsured their heads.

The rally received huge support of the people of Dibrugarh on Tuesday.

Avik Chakraborty

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

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