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Assam's Boko Rises in Protest against CAB, Locals Stage Road Blockade

Assam's Boko Rises in Protest against CAB, Locals Stage Road Blockade

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Boko, December 10, 2019:

The state of Assam has been witnessing mass protests and the 'bandh against the contentious Citizenship Bill, that was passed at the Lok Sabha on the midnight of Tuesday, has paralyzed life in the State. Meanwhile, the people protesting against the Bill in Boko of Assam, have staged a road blockade supporting the 'bandh'.

In a unique show of dissent, they have also cut down large trees by the National Highway-17.

ALSO READ: Assam: Gauhati University Organizes Massive 'War Cry' against Citizenship Bill

The protestors also burnt the effigies of Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and Prime Minister Narendra Modi to express their distaste for the controversial Bill.

People joining in the protest have made it clear that they will not accept the Bill at any cost. They have also demanded Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Asom Gana Parishad Chief Atul Bora, and the Assam government to be "bold" and demand the scrapping of the Bill.

It is to be mentioned here that the Northeastern organizations have been protesting against the Bill. As a mark of protest against the Bill, the North East Students’ Union (NESO) has called for an 11 hours bandh, which has been supported by many indigenous organizations.

ALSO READ: Citizenship (Amendment) Bill Passed in Lok Sabha at Midnight with 311 Votes

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