"We are to bring to your notice that if the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 is passed in Parliament, the provisions of Assam Accord and the ongoing preparation of National Register of Citizens will be totally frustrated and the Assamese language, culture and demography will be changed", the letter signed by Bora said. The Citizenship Amendment Bill seeks to amend the Citizenship Act, 1955 to grant Indian citizenship to people from minority communities - Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians - from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan after six years of residence in India instead of 12 even if they do not possess any proper document.
A meeting of the Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, cleared the bill and it is expected to be tabled in Lok Sabha on Tuesday, an official privy to the development said. The AGP had earlier expressed reservations with the Bill saying it would make the Assam Accord meaningless.
Police said that protesters threw stones at officers.
The IPFT is also a member of Bharatiya Janata Party-led alliance NEDA (North East Democratic Alliance), convener of which is BJP-led Assam government's powerful minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. In the panchayat elections held in the state in December, the BJP had emerged as the single largest party.
But the bone of contention here is the Citizenship Bill.
"Today, we burnt copies of the bill and hoisted black flags in different towns and sub-divisions of Assam as a mark of protest".
The North East Students' Organisation, an umbrella body of influential student outfits from the region such as All Assam Student's Union, Mizo Zirlai Pawl, the All Arunachal Pradesh Students' Union and the Naga Students' Federation, has called an 11 hour bandh on Tuesday to protest against the bill.
Asked if the National People's Party will put out of the BJP-led NDA government, the NPP Chief said: "We have been very clear to the NDA that this is something we will not support".
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"We have extended support to the ongoing bandh today, so made a decision to postpone the formalities to resign for tomorrow", Bora said.
He also rued that Chief Minister Sonowal refused to meet them when they had sought an appointment to discuss the issue with him as "probably he could not face us".
This was an election promise of the BJP in 2014. "Assam alone would not have to bear the entire burden and Government of India is committed to give all help needed to the state government and people of Assam", Rajnath Singh said. The Congress, Trinamool Congress, CPM and a few other parties have been steadfastly opposing the bill claiming that citizenship can't be given on the basis of religion and that it is unconstitutional.
Several students" bodies of the region have chose to observe the "bandh' in support of the call given by the North East Students' Organisation (NESO), an umbrella organisation of students' unions, of which the AASU is a constituent.
The goal of NRC is to identify those people who immigrated, illegally, from Bangladesh to Assam after 24 March 1971.
The Meghalaya Cabinet has unanimously opposed the Bill. Even as the regional party's president Atul Bora told reporters in Delhi that there was "no question of continuing our friendship with the BJP", its spokesperson Manoj Saikia confirmed to Scroll.in that the alliance was indeed over.
Members of Asom Yuba Chatra Parishad staged a nude protest against the Bill at Tinsukia in Upper Assam, and in Delhi, too, some of the demonstrators stripped naked outside Parliament.