Assam :BJP office vandalised in Palasbari

Guwahati (Assam) , Jan 11 : As protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 continued in Assam, a group of agitators vandalised a BJP office near here, reported news agency IANS.

According to reports,the agitators belonging to Oikya Sena Asom on Thursday night vandalised the office in Palashbari area.

The report quoted the police saying that the protesters set fire to the effigies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, and also blocked the national highway shouting slogans against the BJP-led NDA government.

Later, the agitators were taken into custody.

Assam has witness protests since the Union Cabinet on Monday approved the Bill that aims to amend the Citizenship Act, 1955, to make illegal migrants who are Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan eligible for citizenship of India, after a Joint Parliamentary Committee submitted its recommendations to the Lok Sabha, the report said.

While the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) has snapped its ties with the BJP over the Bill and it’s three ministers resigned, four members of the Central government nominated high powered committee to implement Clause 6 of Assam Accord have also declined to be participate, the report added.(Agencies)

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