DIGBOI: No sooner had the BJP introduced the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the Lok Sabha on Monday afternoon that agitators belonging to various student and socio-cultural organizations here in Digboi took to the streets to oppose the alleged malafide move of the BJP government to implement the Bill despite stiff resistance and continued agitation in Assam.
The protesters resorted to torching tyres at several places on the roads and highways, besides slamming the government at the Centre and the State for their ‘anti-Assamese attitude’ with nefarious political objectives.
To address the grievances and sentiments of the people in regard to implementation of CAB in Assam, the demonstrators conducted a bike rally and protested against BJP MLA Suren Phukon in front of his Tingrai based residence. The protesters shouted slogans against him for maintaining total silence during the present turmoil in the State.
On the other hand, the Tinsukia district bandh called by Chutia and Moran student bodies across the district on December 9 and December 10 was total and effective. Commercial shutters were pulled down and the refinery activities were also affected. The two-day bandh has been called against the implementation of CAB in Assam, besides demanding ST status for the people of the six communities in the state. Educational and other emergency services functioned normally.
Despite anti-CAB movements getting louder across Assam, denouncing the contentious Bill, it was tabled by Home Minister Amit Shah on the floor of the Lok Sabha on Monday afternoon.