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Massive protests in Jorhat hit normal life for 3rd consecutive day

By Staff Correspondent

JORHAT, Dec 11 - Normal life was completely paralysed for the third consecutive day today across Jorhat district as thousands of people including a large number of women came out to the streets since morning till evening to oppose CAB, 2019 by shouting slogans against the Bill.

Business, commercial establishments, banks and educational institutions remained closed while attendance in Government offices was nil. Vehicles too were off the roads.

Tyres were burnt on the streets and roads and on the National Highway-37 in many places, mostly within a gap of 300 to 500 metres.

The protesters in big groups forming processions came out from the town localities and outskirts by holding banners and posters opposing CAB and shouting slogans against the BJP-led Governments at the Centre and the State.

Slogans against leaders Rajya Sabha MP Kamakhya Prasad Tasa, Jorhat Lok Sabha MP, Topon Kumar Gogoi, Speaker of the State Legislative Assembly and Jorhat MLA, Hitendra Nath Goswami, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, State Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi rent the air.

The protesters, some holding the hengdang (traditional Ahom sword) and some playing taals in rhythm with the slogans, also chanted �Joy Aai Asom�.

The protesters were seen coming out of their homes not under any party or organization�s banner, but as common people with more and people joining the procession and gathering in front of the Jorhat Deputy Commissioner�s office at AT Road here.

The protesters held meetings in groups on the road in front of the DC�s office flaying the two Governments and BJP leaders and also saying �CAB amee namanu� (We won�t allow CAB to be enforced).

The protest rallies continued till evening with people from nooks and corners here taking out torch rallies and assembling in front of the Jorhat DC�s office.

Youths on motorbikes too were seen coming out on two-wheelers with posters in their hands throughout the day.

Protesters came out to the streets in Mariani, Titabar and Teok towns too. Policemen were deployed across the district but there were no reports of clashes between police and bandh supporters.

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Massive protests in Jorhat hit normal life for 3rd consecutive day

JORHAT, Dec 11 - Normal life was completely paralysed for the third consecutive day today across Jorhat district as thousands of people including a large number of women came out to the streets since morning till evening to oppose CAB, 2019 by shouting slogans against the Bill.

Business, commercial establishments, banks and educational institutions remained closed while attendance in Government offices was nil. Vehicles too were off the roads.

Tyres were burnt on the streets and roads and on the National Highway-37 in many places, mostly within a gap of 300 to 500 metres.

The protesters in big groups forming processions came out from the town localities and outskirts by holding banners and posters opposing CAB and shouting slogans against the BJP-led Governments at the Centre and the State.

Slogans against leaders Rajya Sabha MP Kamakhya Prasad Tasa, Jorhat Lok Sabha MP, Topon Kumar Gogoi, Speaker of the State Legislative Assembly and Jorhat MLA, Hitendra Nath Goswami, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, State Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi rent the air.

The protesters, some holding the hengdang (traditional Ahom sword) and some playing taals in rhythm with the slogans, also chanted �Joy Aai Asom�.

The protesters were seen coming out of their homes not under any party or organization�s banner, but as common people with more and people joining the procession and gathering in front of the Jorhat Deputy Commissioner�s office at AT Road here.

The protesters held meetings in groups on the road in front of the DC�s office flaying the two Governments and BJP leaders and also saying �CAB amee namanu� (We won�t allow CAB to be enforced).

The protest rallies continued till evening with people from nooks and corners here taking out torch rallies and assembling in front of the Jorhat DC�s office.

Youths on motorbikes too were seen coming out on two-wheelers with posters in their hands throughout the day.

Protesters came out to the streets in Mariani, Titabar and Teok towns too. Policemen were deployed across the district but there were no reports of clashes between police and bandh supporters.