Guwahati : The protest call by All Assam Students’ Union along with other 30 organisations is taking a violent turn in Assam.
The All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) along with 30 other organisations called for a state-wide 11 hours shutdown on Tuesday, from 5 am to 4 pm, protesting against the scheduled tabling of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 in Parliament.
Assam Bandh : Assam Burning
On Monday, the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) withdrew from the alliance with Bharatiya Janata Party in Assam as it failed to convince the Centre that the Bill would “nullify the ongoing updating of the National Register of Citizens”, AGP president Atul Bora said on Monday. Referring to a meeting he had with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Bora said that the Bill will be passed in the Lower House today.
Assam, on Monday witnessed public protests and demonstrations by civil society groups and AASU against the Bill and black flags were raised in Guwahati against the NDA government.
Protests taking violent turn in the 11 hours Assam bandh
The bandh supporters ransacked the BJP office in Dibrugarh town in eastern Assam while there were clashes with the police and CRPF personnel and bandh enforcers in many parts of Assam. Police and CRPF resorted to blank firing to control rampaging bandh enforcers in Dibrugarh.
Meanwhile, the top leaders of the BJP in Assam are scheduled to hold an emergency meeting to deal with the situation arising out of the state in view of mass protest against the Citizenship(Amendment) Bill 2016.
While in Lakhimpur, the members of the Tai Ahom Yuva Parishad on Tuesday staged a protest by writing slogans with their blood on the streets of lakhimpur amid the 11 hours shutdown called by the Northeast Students’ Organisation (NESO), All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) and other 30 indigenous organisations to protest against the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016.
The agitators were seen using blades to cut their skin.
They raised slogans ‘BJP government go back, ‘Citizenship bill hai hai’ and so on.