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Disarray In State After Introduction of Scheduled Tribes Bill

Disarray In State After Introduction of Scheduled Tribes Bill

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  12 Jan 2019 2:39 AM GMT

GUWAHATI/DIMORIA: An Assam bandh was declared by the Coordination Committee of the Tribal Organization of Assam (CCTOA) on Friday following the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2019. Although the bandh did not have much effect in the city, the area from Jorabat to Jagiroad was threatened by supporters of the bandh. In Dimoria, the bandh was completely successful.

A bus, AS-25-AC-3877, bound for Guwahati, was pelted with stones at Joydol in NH 37. Tires were also burnt in many places of the disturbed areas. Assam police had to escort vehicles to safeguard against attackers. Meanwhile, Assam Sangram Juba Satra Sangstha also displayed a protest towards CM Sarbananda Sonowal and PM Narendra Modi, as their effigies were burnt in Sonapur against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill on Friday. A demand for the withdrawal of the Bill was insisted as anti-government slogans were raised.


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