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Breaking | ‘Bandh’ called in Dima Hasao district against Citizenship Bill

Guwahati, February 9, 2019:

The Hills Tribes Students’ Association (HTSA) has called a ‘bandh’ on the 11th of this month to protest the BJP Government’s new policies including the amendment of the Citizenship (Act), 1985. The 12-hour ‘bandh’ will be called from 5 am-5 pm.

The ‘bandh’ has been called in protest against the following: The implementation of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016; the Constitution (scheduled tribes) Amendment Bill 2019 and the BLT Accord Clause-8 (inclusion of Bodos in ST (Hills) residing in Dima Hasao and Karbi Anglong districts.

It is to be mentioned that a ‘bandh’ has also been called in Nagaland on the same date. It is widely feared that the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 will be tabled at the Rajya Sabha on the day.

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