The Citizenship Amendment Bill was passed from the Lok Sabha. Opposition of this bill continues in Assam. The North East Students Organization (NESO) and All Assam Students Union (AASU) have called a 12-hour bandh from 5 am to 5 pm today. NESO has the support of many organizations and political parties.
The Citizenship Amendment bill was passed from the Lok Sabha. Opposition of this bill continues in Assam. North East Students Organization (NESO) and All Assam Students Union (AASU) have called a 12-hour bandh from 5 am to 5 pm today. NESO has the support of many organizations and political parties. Due to this, examinations of Guwahati, Dibrugarh and Cotton University have been canceled.
Native residents of the North East say that their identity and livelihood are threatened by people coming from outside and taking citizenship. Asu and other organizations are protesting against the bill. Students union activists performed naked on the streets of Sivasagar on Sunday evening. However, the police took the protesting people into custody. At the same time, posters were pasted at various places against three ministers of the Asom Gana Parishad in Nalbari Nagar.
Assam: Shops closed in Guwahati following a 12-hour ‘bandh’ call by North East Students ‘Organization (NESO) and All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) against #CitizenshipAmendmentBill which was passed in Lok Sabha, yesterday. pic.twitter.com/LMM3DGflnH
– ANI (@ANI) December 10, 2019
Apart from Assam, there is protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill in Tripura. Several tribal groups, including the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT), an ally of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), organized a shutdown on Monday against the Citizens Amendment Bill, affecting the lives of Tripura Tribal Area Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) .
Because of this, road and rail traffic in Tripura was severely affected and thousands of passengers were stranded in the way, as the pro-bandh workers stopped vehicles and trains moving between Tripura and the rest of the country. Police said that no major untoward incident has been reported from anywhere in TTAADC areas.
According to news agency IANS, more than 1.2 million people live in this area, which is mostly tribal, occupying two-thirds of the area of 10,491 square kilometers. A large number of forces, including the Central Paramilitary Forces and the Tripura State Rifles (TSR), have been deployed to deal with any untoward situation.
Police have arrested some people for blocking the single rail line and highway connecting Tripura with the rest of the country via Assam. Due to the bandh, the examinations of both the universities of Tripura University (Central University) and Maharaja Bir Bikram University (under the Tripura government) were canceled.