Several organisations in Mizoram had boycotted the Republic Day celebrations in protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill.
Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti ( KMSS ) leader Akhil Gogoi on Sunday said that if the Citizenship Amendment Bill is passed, then the state will be bound to separate itself from India.
Addressing a protest rally against the proposed legislation at Panitola in Assam’s Tinsukia district, Gogoi said, “If the government gives us the respect we deserve, we are with the nation but if the sentiments of the indigenous Assamese are ignored and the bill is passed, then each Assamese must have the courage to say that they will not be a part of India.”
Gogoi, who has been spearheading the agitation by 70 organisations against the bill, said, “We want to make it clear that if the need and situation arises, Assam must be able to say that they are prepared not to stay with India… if the government respects us, we will stay with India or we will quit.”
It must be mentioned here that several organisations in Mizoram had boycotted the Republic Day celebrations in protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill.
Assam Police had earlier filed a sedition case against Gogoi, Sahitya Akademi winning litterateur Hiren Gohain and senior journalist Manjit Mahanta for making secessionist remarks at a protest meeting in Guwahati.