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Assam bandh total

By The Assam Tribune

GUWAHATI, Dec 9 - The 12-hour Assam bandh called today by the All Assam Chutiya Students� Union (AACSU) against the CAB was total. Our Staff Correspondent, Correspondent and ANN Service report:

TEZPUR: The Assam bandh turned violent at Porwa Chariali and Mission Chariali areas here this morning. The protestors vandalised many shops at the Mission Chariali area under Kachari Police outpost as many shopkeepers had refused to keep their shops closed. Meanwhile, some protestors created a scene at Lahkar Udyog (a petrol depot) located at Porwa Chariali (Nikamul) area and humiliated the proprietor. Later, three members of the AJYCP and AJYP involved in vandalism were arrested.

The proposed foundation stone laying function of the renovation work of the historic Jonaki Cinema which was supposed to be attended by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal was postponed. Cine actor and chairman, AFDC, Jatin Bora who was camping here for attending today�s programme had to face the ire of protestors last night at the Circuit House. The protestors led by Tezpur AASU members gheraoed him and questioned him on his stand on CAB.

JORHAT: Thousands of people turned up this morning at the AT Road in front of the Jorhat DC�s office here to take part in the massive protest rally named �Gana Bikhobh� organised by a group of citizens opposing CAB along with all organisations, political parties, journalists, individuals, institutions.

Holding banners and posters opposing CAB and playing khols the protestors swelled to several thousand as the day progressed with few brandishing the hengdang (traditional sword of the Ahom community).

Former Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi also participated in the prorest meeting.

Meanwhile, the 12-hour bandh call against CAB completely paralysed normal life in Jorhat, Golaghat, Majuli, Sivasagar and Charaideo districts.

DERGAON: The Assam bandh called by the All Assam Chutiya Students� Union (AACSU) against the CAB paralysed normal life in Golaghat district today. During the bandh, the main roads in the district like the NH-37, NH-39 and PHCG Road witnessed a deserted look. Protests were staged at Dergaon and Numaligarh also.

Bokakhat: The bandh was total and peaceful in Bokakhat subdivision.

Doomdooma: The dawn-to-dusk Assam bandh evoked total and spontaneous response in Doomdooma circle. Bandh supporters burnt tyres on the road at Doomdooma, Talap, Kakopothar etc. The students of Doomdooma College brought out a large protest rally at Rupai Siding here against the bill. Protest rallies were also brought out at Kakopothar and Sadiya against the bill.

Digboi: The Assam bandh called by two student unions and supported by others was total at Digboi. Shops were closed and work in the refinery was affected. Educational institutions and other emergency services functioned normally. Minor incidents were reported during the bandh call here.

Gossaigaon: The Assam bandh got full response in Bengali-inhabited Gossaigaon town.

Kokrajhar: The AASU�s Kokrajhar district unit today burnt posters of the draft of the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019 in front of its office at Kokrajhar Rasmela field. Members of Nath Yogi Students� Union and Garia Moria Deshiya Jati Parishad also actively took part in the programme.

Udalguri: The 48-hour long Assam bandh initially called by the Moran Students� Union and supported by almost all the anti-CAB organisations had a total effect in the district.

North Lakhimpur: Lakhimpur district witnessed a complete shutdown as the 12- hour bandh called in protest of the CAB passed off peacefully. District headquarter North Lakhimpur wore a deserted look throughout the day. The Lakhimpur AASU voiced its protest by symbolically hanging the effigy of Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal. The AASU also burnt the effigy of Sonowal later.

The Brihattar Asomiya Yuba Mancha staged a half-naked protest in North Lakhimpur during the bandh. The Sachetan Chatra Samaj also staged a protest programme at North Lakhimpur today. The KMSS brought out a torchlight rally protesting against the bandh.

Dhemaji: Normal life at Dhemaji, Gogamukh, Silapathar and Jonai under Dhemaji district came to a halt on Monday as the Assam bandh evoked total response. The protestors blocked the National Highway at different areas and bunt tyres.

Hailakandi: More than 50 members of the KMSS and the Chatra Mukti Sangram Samiti (CMSS) were arrested by police for blocking the Assam-Mizoram inter-state NH-154 at Krishnapur area of Hailakandi district today. They were protesting the introduction of the CAB, 2019 in the Parliament today.

Sivasagar: The 12-hour bandh passed off peacefully in Sivasagar district. The KMSS, the AASU Sivasagar unit and the UAMKP took out torchlight processions in the evening. .

Nalbari: The Nalbari district committee of the Ansalikatabad Suraksha Mancha took out a torch rally at Nalbari town in protest against the CAB this evening. The Nalbari AASU burnt the effigies of Prime Minister Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Chief Minister Sonowal here today.

Nagaon: The district unit of the AASU took out a massive anti-CAB rally from the district AASU office. Thousands of protesters gheroed the residence of the local MLA, Rupak Sarma at Mukut Sarma Chariali. Subsequently, hundreds of students from Ramanujan Junior College, Nagaon too gheraoed his residence. Opposing the CAB, AGP Nagaon Sadar constituency observed the day as black day and hoisted black flags near the statue of Mahatma Gandhi at Nagaon Swahid Bhavan.

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Assam bandh total

GUWAHATI, Dec 9 - The 12-hour Assam bandh called today by the All Assam Chutiya Students� Union (AACSU) against the CAB was total. Our Staff Correspondent, Correspondent and ANN Service report:

TEZPUR: The Assam bandh turned violent at Porwa Chariali and Mission Chariali areas here this morning. The protestors vandalised many shops at the Mission Chariali area under Kachari Police outpost as many shopkeepers had refused to keep their shops closed. Meanwhile, some protestors created a scene at Lahkar Udyog (a petrol depot) located at Porwa Chariali (Nikamul) area and humiliated the proprietor. Later, three members of the AJYCP and AJYP involved in vandalism were arrested.

The proposed foundation stone laying function of the renovation work of the historic Jonaki Cinema which was supposed to be attended by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal was postponed. Cine actor and chairman, AFDC, Jatin Bora who was camping here for attending today�s programme had to face the ire of protestors last night at the Circuit House. The protestors led by Tezpur AASU members gheraoed him and questioned him on his stand on CAB.

JORHAT: Thousands of people turned up this morning at the AT Road in front of the Jorhat DC�s office here to take part in the massive protest rally named �Gana Bikhobh� organised by a group of citizens opposing CAB along with all organisations, political parties, journalists, individuals, institutions.

Holding banners and posters opposing CAB and playing khols the protestors swelled to several thousand as the day progressed with few brandishing the hengdang (traditional sword of the Ahom community).

Former Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi also participated in the prorest meeting.

Meanwhile, the 12-hour bandh call against CAB completely paralysed normal life in Jorhat, Golaghat, Majuli, Sivasagar and Charaideo districts.

DERGAON: The Assam bandh called by the All Assam Chutiya Students� Union (AACSU) against the CAB paralysed normal life in Golaghat district today. During the bandh, the main roads in the district like the NH-37, NH-39 and PHCG Road witnessed a deserted look. Protests were staged at Dergaon and Numaligarh also.

Bokakhat: The bandh was total and peaceful in Bokakhat subdivision.

Doomdooma: The dawn-to-dusk Assam bandh evoked total and spontaneous response in Doomdooma circle. Bandh supporters burnt tyres on the road at Doomdooma, Talap, Kakopothar etc. The students of Doomdooma College brought out a large protest rally at Rupai Siding here against the bill. Protest rallies were also brought out at Kakopothar and Sadiya against the bill.

Digboi: The Assam bandh called by two student unions and supported by others was total at Digboi. Shops were closed and work in the refinery was affected. Educational institutions and other emergency services functioned normally. Minor incidents were reported during the bandh call here.

Gossaigaon: The Assam bandh got full response in Bengali-inhabited Gossaigaon town.

Kokrajhar: The AASU�s Kokrajhar district unit today burnt posters of the draft of the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019 in front of its office at Kokrajhar Rasmela field. Members of Nath Yogi Students� Union and Garia Moria Deshiya Jati Parishad also actively took part in the programme.

Udalguri: The 48-hour long Assam bandh initially called by the Moran Students� Union and supported by almost all the anti-CAB organisations had a total effect in the district.

North Lakhimpur: Lakhimpur district witnessed a complete shutdown as the 12- hour bandh called in protest of the CAB passed off peacefully. District headquarter North Lakhimpur wore a deserted look throughout the day. The Lakhimpur AASU voiced its protest by symbolically hanging the effigy of Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal. The AASU also burnt the effigy of Sonowal later.

The Brihattar Asomiya Yuba Mancha staged a half-naked protest in North Lakhimpur during the bandh. The Sachetan Chatra Samaj also staged a protest programme at North Lakhimpur today. The KMSS brought out a torchlight rally protesting against the bandh.

Dhemaji: Normal life at Dhemaji, Gogamukh, Silapathar and Jonai under Dhemaji district came to a halt on Monday as the Assam bandh evoked total response. The protestors blocked the National Highway at different areas and bunt tyres.

Hailakandi: More than 50 members of the KMSS and the Chatra Mukti Sangram Samiti (CMSS) were arrested by police for blocking the Assam-Mizoram inter-state NH-154 at Krishnapur area of Hailakandi district today. They were protesting the introduction of the CAB, 2019 in the Parliament today.

Sivasagar: The 12-hour bandh passed off peacefully in Sivasagar district. The KMSS, the AASU Sivasagar unit and the UAMKP took out torchlight processions in the evening. .

Nalbari: The Nalbari district committee of the Ansalikatabad Suraksha Mancha took out a torch rally at Nalbari town in protest against the CAB this evening. The Nalbari AASU burnt the effigies of Prime Minister Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Chief Minister Sonowal here today.

Nagaon: The district unit of the AASU took out a massive anti-CAB rally from the district AASU office. Thousands of protesters gheroed the residence of the local MLA, Rupak Sarma at Mukut Sarma Chariali. Subsequently, hundreds of students from Ramanujan Junior College, Nagaon too gheraoed his residence. Opposing the CAB, AGP Nagaon Sadar constituency observed the day as black day and hoisted black flags near the statue of Mahatma Gandhi at Nagaon Swahid Bhavan.