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  • Protest over CAB rocks Jorhat, 12 hour bandh passes-off peacefully

    Published on December 9, 2019

    by Bijoy PTC Handique

    Jorhat: Along with the rest of the state in Jorhat too the protest against process to pass the most controversial Bill CAB (Citizenship Amendment Bill) at the Parliament rocks Jorhat district where over 20 organization came out to the  streets following dharna among were members of Jorhat Press Club, Jorhat Congress Committee, All Assam Students Union members marched through the main thoroughfare of the Jorhat city , Tai Ahome, Lachit Sena, AJYCP and from infront of  the Deputy Commissioners Office  over 1000’s of picketers caring hangdung (sword) shouted anti government slogans which was anti-Assamese policy which the people will no way accept the Bill which is a big  threat for the greater interest of the Assamese society, said Niranjan Mahanta a social activist cum president of Manab Adhikar Sangram Samitti, Jorhat district here.

    Moreover Hemen Borah, a former AASU leader cum social activist heavily flayed the ministers and the Chief Minister of Assam over their support to pass the controversial Bill which he alleged that every supporters having personal interest they being getting from the ruling government, while Bhoba Narayan Goswami-a senior advocate from the Jorhat Bar Association heavily opposed over the passing of the Bill which will create a big hall mark against the Assamese society as although the society has become a minority since couple of years but due to political interference the Assamese society is in the verge of extinction within a year or two.  Moreover pelting of stones at several vehicle were reported, while armed personnel had a tough time in controlling the protesters  as burning of tyres here and there was a common affair since early in the morning.

    The 12 hour bandh called by chutia jati students union was total all business establishments, banks, schools, colleges remain closed while ongoing class IX and class X board exams were conducted smoothly at various centers, informed Vaibhav  Nimbalkar the SP Jorhat here.