|Protest march against CAB staged in Dibrugarh|
DIBRUGARH, Jan 21 - In the wake of Lok Sabha passing the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 on January 8, the district here has been witness to spontaneous protests from cross-sections of the people including youth and student organisations besides the ethnic groups.
Today, another massive protest march was organised on the streets of the city by the public from six localities of the town. The localities included Dibrujan, Maijan, Paltan Bazaar, Naliapool, Jalan Nagar and Chandmari. The protestors first assembled at the Jalan Nagar Refugee LP School ground and held a protest meet. They later marched from the meeting venue to the office of the Circle Officer at Phool Bagan via Paltan Bazaar and Graham Bazaar.
The protestors raised anti-Modi and anti-BJP slogans as they marched holding placards and banners. They said that the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 must be withdrawn and Assam Accord must be implemented clause by clause at all costs. The protestors said that the proposed amendment in the Citizenship law will be harmful to the State and the country. They later submitted a memorandum to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal through the Circle Officer, Dibrugarh East Revenue Circle.