GUWAHATI, Dec 8: Protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill turned violent with activists of the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) vandalizing the district AGP office in Dibrugarh today.
A group of AASU activists barged into the AGP office located in the heart of the town and went on a rampage breaking chairs, furniture and even computer sets.
The AASU activists shouted slogans against AGP leaders, including party president Atul Bora, for extending their support to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill that proposes to grant Indian citizenship to six minority communities — Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians — from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan even if they do not possess proper documents.
The bill will be tabled in Lok Sabha tomorrow and in the upper house of Parliament — the Rajya Sabha — on Dec 11 (Wednesday).
The irate AASU activists also entered into a war of words with a few AGP members who were present at the office, and even asked them to resign from the party.
“They barged into the office and started breaking chairs and desks. They even didn’t spare the computer set we had at office. They also shouted slogans against our party, party president Atul Bora and other central leaders,” a party leader told News Live.