Several groups and organisations in Assam have appealed to the people to celebrate Bhogali Bihu in a subdued manner to protest the passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, in the Lok Sabha. Akhil Gogoi, adviser of the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti, which has been spearheading protests against the bill, will sit on a daylong hunger strike on Bihu eve. “I will stage hunger strike on uruka (January 14) for almost 24 hours till the meji is burnt the next day. Members of 69 other organisations, who have been opposing the bill, said they would also stage a hunger strike during Bihu. “Let the people celebrate Bihu but we appeal to them not to forget the main issue about opposing the bill.
Source: The Telegraph January 12, 2019 18:56 UTC