Shortly after the Citizenship Bill was passed, with 125 MPs voting in favour and 105 against, BJP members burst firecrackers to celebrate outside the party’s office in Itkhola locality. “Morality and majority both with BJP,” said Rajdip Roy, BJP MP from Silchar.
The Centre also airlifted 5,000 paramilitary personnel to Northeastern states, including about 2,000 soldiers from Kashmir, to contain any possible fallout of the protests, a day after the region observed a complete shutdown
Processions raising slogans against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill and sporadic violence and clashes brought life in parts of Assam, Tripura, Manipur, Arunachal, Meghalaya to a grinding halt in wake of the 11-hour bandh call by North East Students’ Organisation.
“People don’t realize the implications this Bill can have 50 years later. It is dangerous and that’s why I have decided to withdraw my film,” says Barua. “We are a society where language is one of the main drivers — and this Bill will lead to the destruction of language and culture of Assam in the next 50 to 100 years.”
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