Mass protest by Sonitpur Journalist Union on Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016:
The Journalist fraternity of Sonitpur district today alongwith rest of the State staged dharna in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s Office, Sonitpur, Tezpur and submitted memorandum to Joint Parliamentary Commission, New Delhi through Deputy Commissioner, Sonitpur, Assam, to protest implementation of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016. In this memorandum they have highlighted the Historic Assam Accord which was outcome of the Historic Assam Movements (1979-1985) where 855 Heroes of Assam laid down their lives for the Nation, besides more than thousand people facing disability at the moment.
The accord was signed to detect and deport the illegal Bangladeshi migrants who entered into Assam on or after 25 March 1971 whereas if this Bill is brought into force than the identity of the indigenous people of Assam will be at risk also the economy of the State will suffer. Senior Journalist Anjan Goswami also added that the Noble Members of “Joint Parliamentary Commission” will pay due response to our appeal and the sentiment of the peace lover Assamese people and requested not to favour this bill otherwise it may force the people of Assam for another Assam Movement for saving their Identity. Goswami further added that at the Crucial stage the Chief Minister of Assam Sarbananda Sonwal also a former Vetern AASU leader should also give his views on the illeffects the people of Assam would face if the bill is implemented, added Goswami.