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Assam: Amid the Scent of a Rebellion, ULFA Flag Flies in Dibrugarh

Assam: Amid the Scent of a Rebellion, ULFA Flag Flies in Dibrugarh

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Dibrugarh, December 10, 2019:

Amid the ongoing protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill on Tuesday, a flag of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) has been found flying in Barbaruah in Dibrugarh district of Assam.

Flag of banned outfit ULFA seen by the public at the entrance of the Barbaruah LP School, which is located at a distance of 500 meters from the Barbaruah Police station. The authorities alerted soon, and later, the police seized the flag.

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ULFA flags have become a common sight in Assam in recent times. Recently, three youths were arrested on in Tinsukia district of Assam for hoisting flags of the proscribed outfit, the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA).

It may be mentioned here that the three youths had allegedly strung up flags of the banned outfit in front of the Panitola Higher Secondary School during the 'Protest Day' of the outfit.

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Meanwhile, Assam has been hit by massive protests, with scores of angry Assamese taking to the streets to express their disdain for the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill that was passed in the Lok Sabha at midnight.

In Guwahati city, the impact of the ‘bandh’ has been felt in various pockets and according to reports, student activists of the the AASU have already taken to the streets to enforce the ‘bandh’. Agitators can be seen burning tires and raising slogans across the city. Riots are also taking place across the state, with reports of vehicles being set on fire by 'bandh' supporters also coming to the light.

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