The 12 Hours Assam bandh called by at least 60 organisations, against the Centre’s bid to clear the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, in the Winter Session of Parliament, passed off peace full.
The bandh call was given by the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) and Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad (AJYCP). Various political parties, including the Congress, have given their support to the bandh.
The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, introduced in the Lok Sabha to amend the Citizenship Act, 1955, seeks to grant citizenship to non-Muslim refugees from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Pakistan and entered India before 31 December 2014. A number of organisations in Assam have opposed the Bill.
- Bandh supporters tried to block railway tracks and disrupt train services at various places across the state, but police officials reportedly evicted them. Bandh supporters also burnt tyres on roads in various places of Assam.
- Police escorts were being provided to public transport vehicles to ensure smooth functioning of the transport services.
- In Kalaigaon, bandh supporters raised the slogans against the govt and citizenship bill, while staging the protest in strengthen of Assam Bandh.
- Bandh supporters burn tyre in Makum Raod, Tinsukia, ransacked a private bus .
- vehicles, school buses, long distance private buses are off the road.
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