Contentious CAB to be tabled today

Contentious CAB to be tabled today
AASU members take out a torchlight rally against CAB in Guwahati on Sunday.
NEW DELHI, DEC 8 (AGENCIES) | Publish Date: 12/8/2019 12:26:22 PM IST

  Anti-CAB protests held in parts of India

Though the BJP-led NDA is likely to ensure that Citizenship (Amendment) Bill will sail through with likely support of BJP’s regional alliance partners under NEDA; the scenario will be different in the streets. Even as the Bill was being processed for tabling, the North East erupted into protests with NESO spearheading the anti-CAB move. 
A North East bandh has been called by NESO on December 10. The 11-hour bandh will be imposed in all states except Nagaland in view of the Hornbill Festival.
Left to move amendments: CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Sunday said the party will move two amendments on the Bill. The Left would seek deletion of reference to Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan and religions in the bill and bringing under its ambit refugees from all neighbouring countries.
Meanwhile, Congress leaders said it will “tooth and nail” oppose the Bill in Parliament as it is against the country’s Constitution and its secular ethos. 
Protests against the Citizenship Amendment Bill were held in different parts of India on Sunday ahead of its introduction in the Lok Sabha on Monday.
People took to the streets in large numbers in Imphal Valley in a demonstration led by Manipur People Against CAB. The All Assam Students Union organised a torch rally in Guwahati. The Assam organisation declared that bandhs and hunger strikes will be observed in the coming days. Protests against the Bill in Dibrugarh town turned violent with AASU activists vandalizing the district AGP office Sunday.
Several people joined a protest in Delhi on Sunday, following similar demonstrations the day before, PTI reported. The demonstration, organised by non-governmental organisation United Against Hate, saw protestors carrying banners that read: “Reject CAB! Boycott NRC!”, and “India need jobs, education and health care, not nationwide NRC!”
In Bengaluru, residents assembled for “Not In My Name” protests against the bill at Mysore Bank Circle. Protestors carried posters that read: “Don’t believe the lies”, and “withdraw communally motivated Citizenship Amendment Bill”.

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