Assam bandh Highlights: The government passed the Citizenship Bill in the Lok Sabha amid protests by the opposition. At least five people, including two who sustained bullet injuries, were reportedly injured during a clash between policemen and North East Students’ Organization (NESO) supporters at the headquarters of the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTADC), 25 km away from Agartala. The All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) along with 30 other organisations called for a state-wide 11 hours shutdown on Tuesday, from 5 am to 4 pm, protesting against the scheduled tabling of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 in Parliament.
Assam, on Monday, witnessed public protests and demonstrations by civil society groups and AASU against the Bill and black flags were raised in Guwahati against the NDA government. On Monday, the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) withdrew from the alliance with Bharatiya Janata Party in Assam as it failed to convince the Centre that the Bill would “nullify the ongoing updating of the National Register of Citizens”, AGP president Atul Bora said on Monday. Referring to a meeting he had with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Bora said that the Bill will be passed in the Lower House today.