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Posted at: Jan 11, 2019, 4:37 PM; last updated: Jan 11, 2019, 4:37 PM (IST)

Citizenship Bill: Ex-Assam CM Gogoi says he will violate prohibitory order

Guwahati, January 11

Senior Congress leader and former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday said he would violate the prohibitory order and court arrest if the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill was not withdrawn by the Centre.

By prohibiting all sorts of protests, the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Assam government was curtailing the democratic rights of people and running the state in an autocratic manner, he added.

“I will violate (section) 144 (of the Code of Criminal Procedure) if you (Centre) do not withdraw the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. I will lead people and shout slogans. I will go to jail—a jail bharo (movement),” Gogoi told reporters here.

In view of protests on a daily basis against the bill, the Guwahati police on Thursday banned all sorts of agitations, demonstrations, processions and slogan-shouting in large parts of Guwahati under Section 144 of the CrPC. PTI

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