Assam: bandh against CAB passed off with violence at several places

Members of the AJYCP staged protests at the entrance to the Janata Bhawan for around two hours.


Normal life has been affected due to the dawn to the dusk bandh given by North East Student Organization( NESO)  against Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB).

Educational institutions, business establishment remain closed and vehicles are off the roads due to bandh call. Train movement is also affected as the protesters also blocked rail tracks at a few places.

In Guwahati Members of the AJYCP staged protests at the entrance to the Janata Bhawan for around two hours. The protesters waved black flags and shouted anti-CAB slogans. The youth body, meanwhile, threatened to move the Supreme Court against the Bill.

Unidentified persons last night wrote ‘No CAB’ slogans on the newly painted roadside walls in different parts of the city.

Students of Gauhati University carried out a torchlight rally – named ‘Akou Saraighatoloi’ – from the university premises. Before the rally, a meeting was held in front of the main gate of the institution, in which thousands of protesters including students, teachers, research scholars and employees of the university took part. Students from other educational institutions also attended the meet.

During the protest, a number of students wrote anti-CAB slogans with their own blood and displayed them on the protest ground. A student also tonsured his head during the protest. Members of right-leaning student organisations also took part in the meet.

Meanwhile, former Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi joined a sit-in-demonstration organised by a section of journalists in front of the Guwahati Press Club. Senior journalists Ajit Kumar Bhuyan, Adip Phukan, Haidar Hussain, etc., also took part in it.

However due to the bandh call, NF Railway has cancelled 6 local train services and partial cancellation of 4 long distance trains for today.


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