Assam’s CM House attacked by the stone pelters in Dibrugarh

In Dibrugarh, stones were pelted in the house of Assam CM Sarbanda Sonowal, Dibrugarh on Wednesday Night for the protest against the citizenship amendment.

Dibrugarh DC Pallav Gopal Jha said stones were thrown at the house of CM in the Lakhinagar area. The stone pelters damaged some window panes, a caretaker of the house said, adding that SP Gautam Borah visited the House.

Dibrugarh was also placed under curfew till further orders said by the SP. The anti-CAB protesters also vandalised the house of BJP MLA Prasanta Phukan and Party leader Subhash Dutta, an official said.

The army has been sent to Guwahati, Tinsukia and Dibrugarh DISTRICT in Assam as the protest spread. The citizenship amendment which seeks to provide Indian Citizenship to non-muslim migrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, was approved by Rajya Sabha on Wednesday and Loksabha cleared the bill on Monday.

Citizenship Bill protesters in Assam

In Earlier day, Sonowal was stuck at the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati for sometimes due to the protests after he returned from Tezpur through a Helicopter.

The citizenship amendment is set to become law with the Rajya Sabha passing the hotly debated and polarising legislation by 125-99 votes on Wednesday after a lengthy discussion over its provision offering citizenship to Hindu and five other minorities from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.

Just like in Lok Sabha, the debate saw the opposition attacking the government for a new citizenship scheme sculpted after the Hindutva idea of nationhood. The opposition said the bill discriminated against Muslim and was violative of the right to equality enshrined in the constitution. Jamiat Ulmiat-i-Hind, an Influential body of clerics, announced its decision to challenge the new citizenship regime in court.

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