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Bandh peaceful, AASU releases black balloons

By STAFF CORRESPONDENT

DIBRUGARH, Feb 9 - The 12-hour Assam bandh called by the Tai Ahom Yuva Parishad, Asom (TAYPA) in protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill and in support of their demand for ST to six communities of Assam, passed off peacefully in the city here.

Barring educational institutions, all establishments including commercial establishments remained shut for the day. Except for a few private vehicles, all forms of passenger transport vehicles were off the roads.

Continuing with the protest against the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, the All Assam Students� Union (AASU), here staged a protest with black flags amid obstruction by the police. They also released gas-filled black balloons as a mark of protest and also burnt the effigies of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal at Chowkidinghee.

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Bandh peaceful, AASU releases black balloons

DIBRUGARH, Feb 9 - The 12-hour Assam bandh called by the Tai Ahom Yuva Parishad, Asom (TAYPA) in protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill and in support of their demand for ST to six communities of Assam, passed off peacefully in the city here.

Barring educational institutions, all establishments including commercial establishments remained shut for the day. Except for a few private vehicles, all forms of passenger transport vehicles were off the roads.

Continuing with the protest against the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, the All Assam Students� Union (AASU), here staged a protest with black flags amid obstruction by the police. They also released gas-filled black balloons as a mark of protest and also burnt the effigies of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal at Chowkidinghee.