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Assamese community in London opposes Indian Citizenship Amendment Bill

The Assamese community in London has submitted a memorandum to the Indian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom opposing the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, a press release of the community said.


Devdiscourse News Desk 21 Aug 2018, 05:07 PM India, United Kingdom
Assamese community in London opposes Indian Citizenship Amendment Bill
  • The delegation requested Sinha to convey their concern to the appropriate government departments. (Image Credit: Flickr)

The Assamese community in London has submitted a memorandum to the Indian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom opposing the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, a press release of the community said.

"The Assamese community in London is deeply concerned by the Indian Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016. If the bill passes through, it will have a serious implication on the people of Assam regarding the demography, culture and Assamese language", said an emailed press release of the community today.

"Our identity is a threat and our safety as an NRA (Non-Resident Assamese)", the release claimed. A delegation of the members of Assamese Community in London led by Dr. Benu Kakati had met the Indian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Y K Sinha last month to express their concern, it said.

The delegation requested Sinha to convey their concern to the appropriate government departments in New Delhi, notably to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the chairman of the Joint Parliamentary Committee, it added.

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


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