Modi’s Assam Visit: Tai Ahom Body Calls 12-hour Assam Bandh On Feb 9

Assam Bandh on February 9
Assam Bandh on February 9

Guwahati, February 8, 2019

The Tai Ahom Yuva Parishad has called for 12-hour Assam bandh on February 9th, 2019, in protest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s visit to the state.

The Parishad demanded to scrap of the much-debated Citizenship (Amendment) Bill and granting of Scheduled Status (ST) to the six indigenous communities of Assam which includes the Tai-Ahom, Chutiya, Moran, Muttock, Koch-Rajbonghsis, and tea tribes.

Prime Minister Modi will visit Guwahati, Itanagar and Agartala on February 8th– February 9th, 2019. He will lay the foundation stone for Greenfield Airport at Itanagar, Sela Tunnel and North East Gas Grid. Modi is scheduled to arrive in Guwahati on the evening of February 8th, 2019.

Police bandobast

Heavy police bandobast has been made in the city and surrounding areas to ensure a hassle-free visit of Prime Minister Modi to Assam. Police and other departments swung into action to make last minute preparations for the Prime Minister who will be addressing a public meeting and lay foundation stones of several projects.

Section 144

The Deputy Commissioner of Police, East Police District has imposed Section 144 CrPC in parts of the East Police District. The order came into force on January 7th, 2019.

As per the order, assembly of more than five persons, agitations, demonstrations, processions and shouting slogans in the entire East Police District covering Dispur, Bhangagarh, Basistha, Hatigaon, Sonapur and areas under Khetri Police Station are strictly prohibited without prior permission.