The media fraternity here today staged a sit-in demonstration to register their voice against the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 at Court Chariali here.
The one hour demonstration was organised by Sonitpur Journalist Union and was participated by the members of All Assam Journalist Union, Rangapara Press Club, Balipara Press Club and Nadwar Press Club.
The journalists also took out a protest rally and submitted a memorandum to Sonitpur Deputy Commissioner addressing the chairman of the joint parliamentary committee (JPC) demanding scrapping of the Bill.
The protestors terming the bill as a threat to the culture and language of the indigenous people of the state mentioned that Assam can no more bear the burden of foreigners.
The memorandum signed by the president and secretary Sonitpur Journalist Union Sanjib Hazarika and Manoj Kumar Saikia respectively also mentioned that the historic Assam Accord was signed to deport illegal Bangaladeshi migrants entered Assam after March 25th , 1971 .
But the Governments that have been in power since 1985 have failed to implement the Assam Accord. It further mentioned that the Congress government in its three consecutive terms have not taken any steps for expulsion of the foreigners.
Similarly, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in an election meeting before the Assembly Election in Assam said that all the Bangladeshi will have to leave Assam if BJP comes to power.
The people of Assam voted the BJP to power, but the Modi government did not keep its promise.