Speaking to ANI, the Assamese litterateur said, "I have been told a sedition case has been registered against me but I have not received any notice from the police as yet. I am surprised as I don't think in a rally I said anything that is seditious. "
He was reportedly booked by the Assam Police for his remarks against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill at an event a few days back, even as the state witnessed protests against the legislation.
The bill was, on January 8, introduced in the Lok Sabha to amend the Citizenship Act, 1955 to grant Indian citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis, and Christians who fled religious persecution in Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Afghanistan and entered India before December 31, 2014.
The bill will be tabled for approval in the Rajya Sabha in the next session, where it is expected to face resistance from the Opposition.
The BJP does not have a majority in the Rajya Sabha.
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