Citizenship Bill: Satyagraha from today, hunger strike in Delhi from Dec 1st week

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GUWAHATI, Nov 25: Representatives of 70 indigenous organisations, including Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) and Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuva Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) will go for an indefinite hunger strike in New Delhi in the first week of December if the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 is not scrapped from Parliament.

KMSS will launch campaign on social media against the controversial Bill from November 26 ahead of the crucial meeting of the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 on November 27.

At least 50 senior citizens from Assam will take part in the indefinite hunger strike programme in New Delhi, KMSS chief adviser Akhil Gogoi told reporters here on Sunday.

Leaders of the organisations will also launch a state wide Satyagraha from November 26 in protest against the Bill. On November 26, such Satyagraha will be observed in four district headquarters- Tinsukia, Sivasagar, Nagaon and Goalpara.

On November 27, the Satyagraha will be observed in 12 district headquarters- Dhemaji, Dibrugarh, Jorhat, Sonari, Golaghat, Udalguri, Bongaigaon, Kamrup, Dhubri, Cachar, Morigaon and Barpeta.

Such protest will be observed in Hojai on November 28, he said and added that a crucial meeting of all 70 organisations will be held in Guwahati on November 27 to discuss the future course of action.

“The BJP is trying to play the Hindutva card. Eyeing election, the BJP is now raising the issue of the Ram Mandir,” said the members.

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