The Post Graduate Students Union (PGSU) of Gauhati University (GU), one of the premier institutes of higher education in northeast India has decided to ban BJP legislators and members from entering the university campus and colleges affiliated to it until the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, is withdrawn.
The controversial bill which has already been passed in the Lok Sabha endorses citizenship to non-Muslim migrants from the neighbouring Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
The decision was made in a meeting at the university premises where students’ union representative of 30 Colleges under GU were also present on Saturday.
Nayan Jyoti Gogoi, general secretary of PGSU while addressing the gathering said, “The bill is bringing crisis to the life of indigenous people. The students must come united to protest against the bill and the students should create awareness about the disastrous effect of the bill”.
While speaking to The News Mill, Jitumani Kalita, Vice President of PGSU said, “We are opposing the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill and will stop the entry of BJP legislators inside the university premises until the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill is scraped.
The decision comes as the protests against the Bill grow stronger gradually. In recent weeks, northeast has seen many protests over the controversial bill.