Normal life has been hit in Assam and other Northeastern states by NE Bandh
Protests erupt after Citizenship Amendment Bill passes Lok Sabha test, normal life hit
Normal life has been hit in Assam and other Northeastern states as several organisations and regional political parties observe a bandh against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. News agency ANI reported that shops are closed in Guwahati and public transport services have come to a grinding halt as a result of the Assam bandh today. Markets wore a deserted look while schools, colleges and other institutions are also shut. In Dibrugarh, protesting people blocked roads, state and national highways and burned tyres. They also prevented autos, and other commercial vehicles from plying on roads.
The Gauhati University and Dibrugarh University have postponed all examinations scheduled for Tuesday. Also, there are reports that foreign and local tourists are stranded in the famous Kaziranga National Park. The contentious bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha by Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday morning and was cleared by the House a little past midnight. Meanwhile, in view of the bandh call, the administration has beefed up security in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Tripura. Nagaland has been exempted from the purview of the bandh in view of the ongoing Hornbill Festival there.
Souece : Financial Express