Citizenship Amendment Bill

Divisive legislation

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A protest against the move to provide citizenship to people of minority communities from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan during the meeting of the JPC on Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016, in Guwahati on May 7. Photo: Ritu Raj Konwar

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal. Photo: Ramesh Sharma

As Assam erupts in protests over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, the ruling BJP and the Sonowal government are seen to be using the smokescreen of the process of updating the NRC in a bid to camouflage their actual position on the Bill.
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