Thursday, May 28, 2020
Home News Reports Assam CAB protests: Angry mob sets BJP MLA Binod Hazarika’s house on fire, other...

Assam CAB protests: Angry mob sets BJP MLA Binod Hazarika’s house on fire, other property of BJP leaders vandalised

As the protests swell, an angry mob in Assam's Chabua district has set BJP MLA Binod Hazarika’s house on fire and went on the rampage torching vehicles and the circle office.

Also Read

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Protests rage on in Assam for the fourth consecutive day against the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019 which sailed through both the Upper and Lower house and awaits the President’s assent before becoming a law.

As the protests swell, an angry mob in Assam’s Chabua district has set BJP MLA Binod Hazarika’s house on fire and went on the rampage torching vehicles and the circle office.

Moreover, the residence of Angoorlata Deka, who is BJP MLA from Assam’s Batadroba constituency, was vandalised by protesters and an incident of firing occurred outside the residence of Tapan Gogoi, BJP MP from Jorhat in Assam.

- article continues after ad - - article resumes -

Santanu Bharali’s residence was also vandalised by protesters. He is the legal adviser to the Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal. The BJP office in Jorhat was also gheraoed by protesters, sources said.

The enraged protestors also attacked Assam Police chief Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta’s convoy on Thursday when he was touring the city. Stones were pelted as the cavalcade was on the Guwahati-Shillong Road near Christian Basti.

The convoy had to stop several times as the entire stretch was blocked by protesters who put up wooden structures and iron barricades. When the vehicles stopped in the Christian Basti area and security personnel were clearing the road, some protesters threw stones. No one was hurt and no damage occurred.

While mobile and internet services remain suspended in 10 districts of Assam, Guwahati, the epicentre of the protests, is under indefinite curfew. Army has been deployed in Assam and Tripura, and railway and air traffic are severely hit. Around 300 protestors have been detained.

- article continues after ad - - article resumes -

According to reports, a contingent of Rashtriya Rifles has also reached the state to help the Central Armed Police Force. It is being reported that until now 5 columns of the military have been deployed in Assam whereas 3 columns have been deployed in Tripura.

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill seeks to provide Indian citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis, and Christians, who entered the country from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Pakistan by December 31, 2014.

Amidst various rumour-mongering, the people of the Northeast fears that giving citizenship to refugees will dilute the local language and culture. While most Northeastern states are exempt from the Citizenship Amendment Bill due to the Inner Line Permit System and/or the sixth Schedule of the Constitution, Assam, and parts of Tripura, are protected by neither.

Assam, which has a porous border with Bangladesh, has long fought against the influx of Bangladeshi migrants.

- article continues after ad - - article resumes -

As the protest in Assam continued to mount, PM Narendra Modi appealed to the people of Northeast, saying his government would safeguard their language, culture and identity “under all circumstances”.

Addressing an election rally in Jharkhand’s Dhanbad, Modi said, “I want to assure my brothers and sisters of Assam that they have nothing to worry after the passing of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. I want to assure them – no one can take away your rights, unique identity and beautiful culture. It will continue to flourish and grow.”

PM Modi also accused the Congress of misleading people of the Northeast.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

Trending now

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

LAC standoff: Chinese ambassador, foreign ministry insist on ‘dialogues’, experts say de-escalation has begun

The aggressive posturing by India in response to Chinese decision to intimidate the country along the LAC, perhaps, made Chinese to seek for a de-escalation of matter.

Mumbai: BJP MLA files petition in HC, questions the constitutional validity of Uddhav government’s gag order on citizens

The 23c May order also indirectly bans all criticism of the Maharashtra government led by Uddhhav Thackeray as one of the clauses in the prohibitory order says that messages that incite “mistrust towards government functionaries and their actions taken to control Covid-19” will also be acted against.

Pakistan rants, issues statement ‘condemning’ the commencement of construction of Ram Mandir at Ayodhya

In the statement issued by Pakistan, the commencement of the construction of Ram Mandir at Ayodhya was 'condemned'

SC asks central govt to identify private hospitals which were given free land, directs those hospitals to treat Coronavirus patients for free

The Bench headed by CJI SA Bobde observed that the hospitals that were given free lands should treat Coronavirus patients for free

Maharashtra forest department mulls sterilizing tigers in Chandrapur district to control population: Report

The forest department in Maharashtra plans to sterilise 20 male tigers, apart from trans-locating 50 other tigers

Visakhapatnam doctor who was suspended for demanding PPE kits writes to medical superintendent, claims he is being given antipsychotics at the mental hospital

The videos of a police constable kicking and flooring the bare-chested Visakhapatnam doctor had gone viral on social media

Recently Popular

Paatal Lok changes the morphed image with BJP leader where he is shown next to corrupt character after he files a complaint against Anushka...

Days after BJP MLA Nandkishore Gurjar filed a complaint against Amazon Prime series Paatal Lok producer Anushka Sharma for using a morphed image of himself without his permission, the producers have changed the image.

Did you know about Nehru’s tribal ‘wife’?

She inaugurated a dam, when her life took a troublesome turn

1100-year-old monolithic sandstone Shivling unearthed in Vietnam’s Cham temple complex in My Son Sanctuary

The 9th-century fully intact Shivling is part of a complex of Hindu temples which were constructed by the Champa Empire between 4th century CE and 13th century CE.

‘Yeh bhaiya bataiye ki vaccine kab aayegi’, Rahul Gandhi’s question to public health expert triggers another joke fest on Twitter

Twitter users speculated whether Rahul Gandhi was asking for vegetable or grocery items to a local vendor.

Connect with us

228,319FansLike
352,214FollowersFollow
242,000SubscribersSubscribe
Advertisements