The Asom Gana Parishad (AGP)’s office in Dibrugarh was ransacked by the workers of the All Assam Students’ Union in protest against the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.
The AASU workers vandalised the office and damaged several desktops. They agitators chanted slogans against the AGP and party president Atul Bora. The protestors called AGP’s president Bora ‘spineless’ and ‘shameless’.
They also slammed PM Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal and other BJP-AGP ministers for supporting the Bill. Later police reached the spot to disperse the raging crowd.
The Bill seeks to grant Indian citizenship to the people belonging to the Hindus, Jains, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, and Parsis who have become the victims of religious persecution in Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan and entered India.
The AGP has been facing the wrath of the protesters after they hinted that they would not oppose the Bill.
Assam Food and Civil Supplies Minister Phani Bhusan Choudhury who had gone to Manikpur in Bongaigaon on December 7th, 2019 to attend a party meeting had to call it short fearing physical attack by AASU workers.
When he was delivering his speech, some activists of the AASU shouted slogans against the Bill. Choudhury immediately stopped his speech and left from the spot while the meeting was in progress.
Meanwhile, unidentified protestors put up ‘missing person posters’ against the AGP Rajya Sabha MP Birendra Prasad Baishya in Guwahati. On the other hand, AGP spokesperson Dilip Patgiri on December 7th, 2019 also had faced the wrath of members of AASU over the Bill
Patgiri was in Nalbari when his car was stopped by the anti-Bill protestors. The AASU agitators stuck placards on the front windshield of the vehicle slamming the AGP ministers in Sarbananda Sonowal’s cabinet.