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BJP office vandalised in Assam

IANS  |  Guwahati 

As protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 continued in Assam, a group of agitators vandalised a BJP office near here, police said on Friday.

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

The police said the protesters set fire to the effigies of Narendra Modi, Sarbananda Sonowal, and also blocked the national highway shouting slogans against the BJP-led NDA government.

Later, the police took the agitators into custody.

has witness protests since the 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, and eligible for citizenship of India, after a submitted its recommendations to the Lok Sabha.

While the (AGP) has snapped its ties with the BJP over the Bill and it's three ministers resigned, four members of the nominated high powered committee to implement Clause 6 of Accord have also declined to be participate.

On Tuesday, the northeastern states observed a total shutdown in protest.



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First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 10:18 IST