Lawyers take to the streets in protest against citizenship bill

  • | Saturday | 12th January, 2019

In Tinsukia too, members of the Tinsukia Bar Association staged a protest rally against the bill on Friday.Dibrugarh Bar Association secretary Satyabrata Sarma said, “We have come out to register our protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. GUWAHATI/DIBRUGARH: Dressed in their usual black and white, lawyers across the state, under the banner of All Assam Lawyers’ Association (Aala) hit the road and shouted slogans against the Centre’s attempt to bring in the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 on Friday.The lawyers’ body labelled the amendment bill as ‘undemocratic’ and ‘unconstitutional’ in nature. The students also formed a human chain at Thana Chariali area as a mark of protest against the bill. “The bill has been prepared to facilitate citizenship to people on the basis of religion. Holding placards and banners, the protesting lawyers shouted slogans against the bill and the BJP government during their procession from the Court Building to Thana Chariali and back.

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