Thousands of students march towards state assembly opposing CAB
Guwahati, As the Home Minister Amit Shah introduced the Citizenship Amendment Bill in Rajya Sabha today thousands of students from various school and colleges in Guwahati marched towards the state assembly here chanting anti CAB slogans. Huge traffic jams were witnessed across the city as students from various corners of the city in their school uniform marched towards the assembly. The situation in Guwahati capital of Assam along with places Dibrugarh, Jorhat has virtually turned into a warzone with protestors in thousands came out in street in protest against the bill. The army staged flag march in many areas in the state. The Gauhati University has postponed all examination scheduled for December 11, 2019. The Controller of Examination in a notification stated, "All examinations scheduled on 11th December 2019 are postposed under GU.
Reschedule date will be announced later on" Meanwhile Dibrugarh University has also postponed all the examinations scheduled today. Yesterday spontaneous supporters of the 11-hour North East Students Organisation (NESO)-called North East region shutdown against the came out in hundreds in different parts of Guwahati, the main city of Assam as well as the 'gateway to NE', virtually laying siege at several vantage points. Police had to resort to baton charge at different locations of the city, while the bandh supporters and general public attempted to gherao the state secretariat at Dispur and Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) headquarter at Maligaon.
At least one protestor and two policemen were injured in sporadic incidents during the protests. The bandh supporters blocked several roads of the city, including NH 37 passing through Basistha area, since morning and burnt tyres at multiple places, including at Zoo Road, Pandu, Maligaon, Basistha, Hatigaon, Jalukbari and Ganeshguri. The main gate of Guwahati Lok Sabha MP Queen Ojha was allegedly breached by AASU members, who entered the compound and burnt an effigy of the BJP leader, who is away in New Delhi for the Lok Sabha session. Protestors also staged a demonstration in front of influential state Cabinet minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sharma in the afternoon, after waving black flags at his convoy earlier in the day.