Protest stage in Guwahati against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016

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Guwahati (Assam), Nov 16 (ANI): As many as 70 organisations in Assam are carrying out protest in the state capital Guwahati. The protest is being held in front of the Janata Bhawan. The protest is against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016. The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 is for illegal migrants. The Bill seeks to amend the Citizenship Act, 1955 to provide citizenship to illegal migrants from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan. The Bill also seeks to reduce the requirement of 11 years of continuous stay in the country to six years to obtain citizenship.

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