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The activists of All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) and 29 other ally ethnic organizations along with hundreds of students, citizens blocked the Mangaldai-Bhutiachang road in the heart of Tangla town in Assam’s Udalguri district of Assam for more than three hours in protest against CAB on Wednesday evening.

The protest programme was voluntarily participated by people from all walks of life, young and old alike where the protestors burned scores tyres raising slogans against the Bill and the government.

Addressing the gathering, assistant general secretary, AASU, Jayanta Kumar Bhattacharjya said, “The Assamese have a historical background and rich legacy of being warriors and we will never bow down to the communal forces who are determined to grant citizenship to the illegal Hindu immigrants of Bangladesh.”

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Bhattacharjya further lambasting the government said the BJP and AGP leaders have betrayed the people who voted them in believe that the government will be saviour of the indigenous people in par with its catchy line ‘Jati Mati aru Bheti’.

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He further said, “The people of Assam will give a befitting reply to the government in the Assembly polls of 2021 and also oust the Hagrama Mahillary led Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) in the BTC council polls.”

He also made clarion call to the indigenous population and genuine citizens irrespective of community, caste, language and religion of Assam to come out in solidarity against the bill.

Pankaj Asomiya of Udalguri chapter, KMSS said, “The politicians of Assam have sold their mother in the hands of Nagpur led saffron forces, we are ready to die for the cause of the Assamese people.”

The protesters strongly voiced on the police and paramilitary forces for injuring the protestors in Dibrugarh and other parts of state.

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Pertinently the anti-CAB protest continued amidst the promulgation of of Section 144 of CrPC by Udalguri district administration.

The protest engulfed the town in black smokes and fire tenders were pressed into action to douse the burning tyres in streets.

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The business establishments throughout the district remained closed in the evening.

Shajid Khan

Shajid Khan is Northeast Now Correspondent in Udalguri. He can be reached at: