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Assam: Protests against CAB spread across North East India

Students of Gauhati University carried out a torchlight rally – named ‘Akou Saraighatoloi’ – from the university premises.

Guwahati

The protest against Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) spread all over northeast India and the normal life has been affected during 11 hours northeast bandh given by North East Student Organization( NESO)  against CAB on Tuesday.

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.

In Meghalaya, the on-going 11- hour-long bandh called by North East Student’s Organisation (NESO) in protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019 affected the normal life.

Streets of Shillong wore a deserted look as vehicles stayed off the road, shops, schools remained closed even though Government offices were open. Vehicular movements along the national highway has also been affected.

In Tripura, state government ordered all employees to attend offices during 52 hour strike called by some parties and organisations beginning from yesterday. In its order, issued yesterday the government also warned that appropriate action will be taken against the erring employees.

Additional to yesterday’s 12 hour strike called by IPFT, the 52 hour bandh call given by some tribal based organisations has hardly affected the normal life till this morning. Attendance in government establishments was found as usual. Police said, due to the bandh normal life has been affected in TTAADC areas only.

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