Anti-CAA protest scenes in Guwahati. Image: Northeast Now
Anti-CAA protest in Guwahati. Image: Northeast Now

Spontaneous outburst of mass anger erupted across Lakhimpur district on Wednesday as protests against CAB intensified in the State.

The teachers of North Lakhimpur College and Lakhimpur Girls College staged a sit-in protest against CAB in Khelmati, North Lakhimpur.

Lawyers of North Lakhimpur Bar Association also took to streets in protest against CAB.

Multiple protest marches were taken out at various places of the town against CAB drawing spontaneous participation from the public.

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A massive protest rally converged in front of the deputy commissioner’s office demanding the scrapping of the bill.

The protestors termed it an existential threat to the linguistic and cultural identity of Assam.

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The protest rally was addressed by the leaders of AASU, AJYCP, TAYPA and many other organizations.

The protesters also burnt the effigy of Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal.

At the same time another protest march converged at the main traffic intersection at North Lakhimpur and it blocked the roads.

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Organizations like Manab Adhikar Sangram Samiti (MASS), Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS), All Assam Minority Students Union (AAMSU), Asomiya Yuva Mancha, Kaivartta Yuva Chatra Sanmilan, Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuva Parichad and others led the protest rally.

The protest rally prompted all the shops and business establishments to down their shutters.

Within a few minute the entire North Lakhimpur town got shut down in protest against CAB.

Banks and other financial establishments also closed their doors following the massive protests in the streets of North Lakhimpur.

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In C D Road area of the town the NH-15 was blockaded by All Assam Mariya Yuva Chatra Parichad by burning tyres in protest.

Similar tyre burning protesters were also seen in K B Road, D K Road, Khelmati, Nakari and in other traffic intersections of North Lakhimpur.

In Laluk protesters led by AASU, AJYCP, ATASU, Matak Yuva Chatra Parichad burnt tyres on NH-15.

Later in the evening North Lakhimpur observed a blackout for an hour in protest called by AJYCP.

Farhana Ahmed

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