Protestors Rage Against CAB In North-Eastern States

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Protestors Rage Against CAB In North-Eastern State
With the passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the Lok Sabha, protests in north-eastern states have become aggressive. Apart from students, women in large numbers also took part in these protests. Most shopkeepers in Guwahati kept their shops closed in protest against this Bill.

Soon after the CAB was passed in the Lok Sabha, north-eastern states, including Assam, began simmering with public anger. A 12-hour strike has been called on an appeal by the North East Students’ Organisation, a strong front of the north-east, and the All Assam Students’ Union. 

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Apart from Guwahati, shops are totally closed in many districts of Assam, including Golaghat, Dibrugarh, Jorhat and Sivasagar.

Protestors are burning tyres on roads to show their opposition to the Bill and resorting to fierce sloganeering against the central and state governments. They say that CAB is against the Assam Accord, which came into being in 1985, and through CAB, it is being attempted to settle illegal Bangladeshi migrants in north-eastern states, which is not acceptable to them at all.

CAB will not be applicable in protected areas of north-eastern states; protestors raised questions on this provision of the Bill.

People’s anger has flared up in BJP-ruled Tripura’s capital Agartala too, against this Bill. Apart from Assam and Tripura, protests are also being held in Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya. 

Protestors have made it clear that their agitation will go on till the time CAB is withdrawn and if something untoward happens in the north-eastern states in the coming days, the central and state governments will be directly responsible.

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