The complaint against the trio was registered by the officer-in-charge of Latashil police station Upen Kalita. His complaint written in Assamese translates into that Gogoi criticised the Bill in his speech and talked about 'initiating a struggle for a sovereign Assam, independent of India'.
Political parties in the Northeast, including the BJP allies, are vehemently opposing the bill that was passed by the Lok Sabha on January 8. The Centre had said it will try to get it passed by the Rajya Sabha during the Budget Session.
Speaking to indianexpress.com, Pradyot, who is also the Working President of Tripura Congress, said the petition was moved by former Union minister and senior lawyer Salman Khurshid in the Supreme Court.
Shah underlined his party's commitment to the bill, which seeks to grants citizenship to persecuted non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, saying such large number of refugees cannot be left to their fate. "We are firm on this," he said.