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12-hour Assam bandh hits normal life, protesters burn tyres

12-hour Assam bandh hits normal life, protesters burn tyres

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 09 Dec 2019, 03:25 pm

Guwahati/IBNS: Normal life was hit in parts of Assam as 16 organizations and tribal students’ body called a 12-hour Assam bandh on Monday to protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.

The protesters burnt tyres and blocked roads in Guwahati and many other places of the state during the bandh and demanded the government to scrap the bill.

The protesters also shouted slogans against the bill and the BJP-led government in centre and state.

As many as 16 left-leaning organizations including SFI, DYFI, AIDWA, AISF, AISA, IPTA and several tribal students organizations of Assam have called 12-hour Assam shut down to protest against the bill.

The BJP-led Union government will table the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the Lok Sabha today.

The bill is aiming to grant Indian citizenship to the non-Muslims coming from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan.


(By Hemanta Kumar Nath, Guwahati)

12-hour Assam bandh hits normal life, protesters burn tyres

India Blooms News Service
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