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‘Assam Bandh’ on December 9-10 by KMSS Against CAB

Guwahati, December 8, 2019:

Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) has announced for a two-day Assam bandh in protest of the Citizenship Amendment Bill.

Extending its full support to the Assam bandh that was called for a day on December 9, KMSS said that the Assam bandh should last for two days, i.e., December 9 and 10, to mark the fight of the indigenous people of the state against the contentious Bill.

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KMSS Chief Akhil Gogoi has issued a call to the people of Assam to unite and join in the battle against the “Jati Destroying Bill”. He has also urged the civil and social organisations of the state to support the two-day bandh across Assam.

KMSS has also supported the bandh called by the Northeast Students’ Organisation’s (NESO) to oppose the Bill. NESO has called for a region-wide bandh on December 10. It will be in effect from 5 am in the morning till 4 pm in the evening. However, parts of Nagaland, which are celebrating the ‘Hornbill Festival’ will be exempted from the ‘bandh’.

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In Nagaland, the Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) also will be staging a protest in front of the Raj Bhavan in the state. Protests against the Citizenship Bill have intensified in the past few days, especially after the Union Cabinet cleared the Bill on Wednesday.

The citizens of Assam and other northeastern states are opposed to the Bill that proposes a path to citizenship to undocumented non-Muslims from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.

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