The Congress on Saturday highlighted the case of two Hindu Bengali brothers in Nagaon district being sent to a foreigner detention camp despite their names figuring in the first draft of NRC, in an effort to substantiate its charge about minorities being harassed during the Supreme Court-monitored exercise in Assam.
Coinciding with the ongoing series of protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 in Assam, the Nagaland Tribes Council (NTC) has voiced its opposition to the Citizenship (Amendment) bill and extended support to the voices of indigenous people of Assam and other northeastern states against the proposed legislation.
The Asom Andolan Sangrami Mancha, a forum of Assam Agitation veterans, will send mass letters to President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi opposing the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016.
The Tripura government on Saturday felicitated Olympian gymnast Dipa Karmakar, tennis star Somdev Devvarman, national women's' football team goalkeeper Laxmita Reang and Dronacharya awardee Bisweswar Nandi.
The All Assam Students' Union (AASU) and 28 other organisations, representing indigenous communities, will launch a s atyagraha with a congregation at Latasil playground here and across the state against the proposed Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016, from June 29.
More than 500 families of Khaloibil and other villages under Rajgarh panchayat in Sonitpur district have threatened to commit suicide by jumping into the Jia Bharali river if the government fails to take immediate steps to deal with largescale erosion in the area.