Mass anti-Bill prayers in Mizoram churches
Anti-bill protesters assault woman doctor in Assam
Aizawl: Special mass prayers were held in churches across Mizoram for the defeat of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the Rajya Sabha, Presbyterian church’s Mizoram Synod sources said on Sunday.
Members of 16 major churches of different denominations held prayers on Saturday night. The appeal made by the Mizoram Kohhran Hruaitute Committee (MKHC), a conglomeration of leaders of major churches, had asked the local churches of all the denominations to pray so that the bill gets stalled in the Rajya Sabha.
The MKHC had earlier appealed to members to hold mass prayer on the night of February 16, but issued another circular on Friday last to conduct the mass prayer on February 9 or February 10.
A press statement issued by the MKHC said that the bill is “harmful” for Mizoram and Christians.
The bill, being vehemently opposed in the Northeast, was Amember
of the Tai Ahom Yuva Parishad Asom (TAYPA) was arrested on Sunday for assaulting a doctor in Tinsukia district of upper Assam during an anti-citizenship bill bandh on Saturday. Divya Singh Borthakur is an ophthalmologist at Central Hospital in North Eastern Coalfields. She was attacked around 1.10pm on Saturday while she was driving home. PM Narendra Modi was in Assam on Saturday, and TAYPA had called a12-hour bandh. Bandh supporters pelted stones at her car and assaulted the doc- tor, leaving her with a bloodied face and injuries. passed in Lok Sabha on January 8 and the Centre has said it will try to get the Rajya Sabha nod in this budget session.