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Assam: Students protest against Citizenship Amendment Bill in Guwahati

The Northeast Students Organization (NESO) and All Assam Students Union (AASU) held a protest in Guwahati today, against the Citizenship Amendment Bill.Protestors raised slogans against the citizenship bill throughout the march and opposed the Centre s move.The Parliament will take up the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019 during the nearly-month long winter session which commenced from today.The Citizenship Bill, a key BJP plank, aims at granting citizenship to non-Muslims from Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Afghanistan who came to India before December 31, 2014.The session, which will go on till December 13, will provide a total of 20 sittings spread over a period of 26 days including four Private Members days.The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, which was passed in the Lok Sabha on January 8, aims at granting citizenship to non-Muslims from Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Afghanistan who came to India before December 31, 2014.In February this year, prohibitory orders under Section 144 of


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