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JPC reschedules Assam hearing in Delhi

NEW DELHI: The Joint Parliamentary Committee set up to study the issues centering around the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 has rescheduled the April 12 hearing for the organizations from Assam in New Delhi to April 17.

According to information, the House panel headed by Rajendra Agarwal has rescheduled the hearing acting on the suggestions to avoid the clash with the Rongali Bihu.  

 The panel has dozens of applications and memorandums but has figured out only 28 of these to be invited for hearing in the capital which runs into a hail of controversy. These include the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU).

 

Many organizations have opposed the hearing in Delhi and demands it in Guwahati instead. Some other organizations and individuals want the hearing to be boycotted in the capital.  

Meanwhile, the Nagorikotta Aain Songkhudhoni Birodhi Manch has organized a sit in at Dispur on April 12 in protest against the hearing in New Delhi.

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