“I firmly stand against the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016 which is, in my view, a grave threat to the core of Indian Constitution. I urge all the people of Assam to come together and fight back against this bill. We the people of Assam can by no means accept any more infiltrators here in our native land.
Say no to division of infiltrators and Bangladeshis in the name of religion. Say no to any sort of attempt which can challenge the demographic core of Assamese Nationhood” said a post by Zubeen Garg oh his official Facebook page.
He has urged the people of Assam to stay united against the bill and also warned the government of consequences.
Here is his video post.
It may be mentioned here that various organisations and opinion leaders have alleged that the bill would breach the clauses of the Assam Accord of 1985 which clearly states that any Bangladeshi national who comes to Assam after 1971 shall be deported, irrespective of his/her religion.
The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 was introduced by the centre in Lok Sabha in July, 2016 to amend the Citizenship Act of 1955 to make illegal migrants who belong to six communities viz. Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan, eligible for citizenship of India. The bill also proposed to relax the requirements of citizenship by naturalisation.