Guwahati: Barely a few days after a statewide bandh brought Assam to a standstill on October 23, another mass protest has been called, this time by as many as 60 different organisations, on November 5 to protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) BIll, 2016.
This was announced by farmers’ rights activist and leader of the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS), Akhil Gogoi, during a press meet held in Guwahati on Saturday.
Speaking to media persons, Gogoi said, “The representatives of the 60 organisations will meet on November 3 and discuss regarding our future course of action and strategies to take forward our fight to safeguard the state.”
“We will also hand out 30 lakh leaflets exposing the Bharatiya Janata Party and Rashtriya Sawamsevak Sangh on October 30,” he added.
Gogoi also mentioned that his organisation and 59 others have also called for a public meeting against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill on November 4. He said, “Artistes, writers, intellectuals and senior citizens from various parts of the state will also be a part of the meeting to be held on that day. We will seek their valuable suggestions and launch a massive protest rally on November 5. Under any circumstances, we won’t allow the bill to be passed.”