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September 3, 2019

Trinamool to hit the streets against NRC

Trinamool to hit the streets against NRC

Trinamool Congress will hold mass protest movements across all blocks in Bangla on September 7 and 8 to protest against the imposition of NRC in Assam.

This will be followed up by a massive protest march on September 12 from Chiria More to Shyambazar in Kolkata.

The decisions were taken at an emergency meeting at party Chairperson Mamata Banerjee’s residence yesterday, which was attended by all MPs, ministers and district presidents.

She told the gathering that a fear psychosis has been created throughout the country in the name of NRC, following the publishing of the names of more than 19 lakh people in Assam who had been excluded from the citizenship.

Trinamool has also decided to keep in touch with leaders of other regional parties across the country on this issue.

It may be recalled that when the draft NRC was published in March, Mamata Banerjee had sent a six-member team comprising of MPs and MLAs from her party to Assam to meet those who had been left out of the list. The Assam Government though did not even allow them to go out of the airport, let alone meet the affected people.