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Anti-CAB bandh paralyses Assam

Guwahati, Dec 10 (GCCurrentAffairs) Normal life across Assam has been affected in view of an 11-hour bandh called by North East Students Organisation (NESO), an umbrella body of students body of North East region, including the influential All Assam Students Union (AASU), against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB).

The bandh has been supported by various other political as well as apolitical organisations.

Protestors blocked national highways and other roads by burning tyres.

Picketers squatted on railway tracks at several railway stations, affecting train movement.

Sporadic incidents of violence were also reported as bandh supporters damaged vehicles and engaged in a tussle with police and security personnel at different places.

The main city Guwahati was also affected by the bandh as CAB protestors blocked several roads in the city and took out processions.

The state has been opposing the CAB, which seeks to grant Indian citizenship to religious minorities from select neighbouring countries, claiming that it will change the demographic pattern of the state as well as the NE region.

The CAB was passed in the Lok Sabha last night and is scheduled to be tabled in the Rajya Sabha tomorrow.

Via UNI-India

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