The families of those trapped inside since December 13, 2018, after water from a river nearby gushed through a puncture in the mine wall, now at least want their bodies recovered — even if it’s just a finger, a hand or a leg.
The singer announced that he will be releasing his new song, “Politics nokoriba bandhu (Don’t do politics, my friend)” composed specifically to describe the BJP’s political agenda with regard to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill
Ram Madhav said that the government will keep in mind both "responsibility towards people from minority communities in neighbouring countries who have faced religious persecution" and "protection of the interests of people of Assam and the Northeast".
“For the past few days certain sections in the state have cast aspersions on this avowed objective of the government. However, as a son of the soil, I would like to assure everybody that there is no need of being apprehensive in Assam," Sarbananda Sonowal said.
The petition has termed the government’s move as “communally motivated humanitarianism”, and an attempt to differentiate “illegal immigrants” on the basis of their religion and grant them naturalisation.
The Bill seeks to amend the Citizenship Act 1955 by enabling non-Muslim minority communities from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan to seek citizenship in India if they entered the country before December 31, 2014.
The top court said this may not be the right stage to examine the petition as the bill hasn't been passed in both houses of Parliament yet. The court allowed the petitioner to raise the issue at an “appropriate time”.
Sporadic demonstrations continued in parts of Assam and a shutdown was observed in Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) on Saturday. Black flags were raised by student bodies across the region, including at the headquarters of the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) in Guwahati.