The 12-hour Assam Bandh called by the All Koch Rajbongshi Students’ Union (AKRSU) demanding re-verification of the National Register of Citizens(NRC) on September 20th, 2019 threw life out of gear in several parts of the state.
Most of the business establishments, markets areas in Tamulpur, Chirang, Nagaon districts remained shut. There was no vehicular traffic till the filing of this news in some parts of the district areas.
The protesters burnt tyres along the National Highway and shouted slogans against state NRC co-ordinator Prateek Hajela. On the other hand, agitators burnt effigy of Prateek Hajela in Nalbari district’s Kauli area.
“We strictly condemn the NRC final publication list where names of indigenous people were excluded. The process is totally erroneous and we cannot accept it,” said a AKRSU member.
“We demand 100% re-verification of the documents and we will intensify our protest if the demands are not fullfilled,” another protester added.
Meanwhile, in a bid to curb down the protest the police deployed at the area detained AKRSU’s Kumarkata unit President, Deepak Roy and four others after they refused to disperse from the crowd.