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PM, Union Ministers will not be allowed to enter Assam: KMSS

Press Trust of India  |  Guwahati 

The (KMSS) and its 70 partner organisations Wednesday vowed to not let Modi and Union Ministers enter till the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 was scrapped.

Addressing a press conference, said they will also protest in all meetings and functions of and MLAs in the state.

"Till the time the bill is withdrawn, the Prime Minister, Central ministers and other BJP leaders will not be allowed to enter Assam," Gogoi said.

"We will not allow them to hold any function, be it official or non-official, in the state. Everywhere, black flags will be shown," he added.

Obstructions will be created in their every function, including political rallies for the Lok Sabha polls, Gogoi said.

"We will also not allow the and other BJP MLAs to hold any meeting or official function in the state. We will show black flags wherever they go," he added.

Flanked by other leaders of the groups, Gogoi said if the Rajya Sabha passes the bill on Wednesday, then a "civil disobedience movement" will begin from Thursday.

The Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, which seeks to provide Indian citizenship to Hindus, Jains, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists and Parsis from Bangladesh, and after six years of residence in instead of 12 years currently even if they do not possess any document.

Protests against the bill intensified in different parts of on Wednesday with the effigies of Modi and Sonowal being burnt by the agitators.

A 'funeral procession' of the government was staged and torchlight marches were taken out by prominent citizens while some protesters even gheraoed the state secretariat.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, January 09 2019. 20:15 IST
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