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    Protests against PM’s visit intensify in Assam: PM program rescheduled

    Sources said that due to the possible threat of massive statewide protests on Saturday, the PM’s program timing is likely to be preponed

    GUWAHATI: A day ahead of the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the state’s Sivasagar district,Protests Assam Police were on their toes with All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) and several other indigenous groups called for a massive statewide protest primarily against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

    On Friday evening, as hundreds of AASU members took out a torchlight rally across the state, state police jumped into action and detained over 50 of them.

    In the city too, in front of the Swahid Nyash, the AASU headquarters at Uzanbazar, massive police deployment was visible. Barricades have been erected already as the students’ group has announced to launch its ‘black flag’ protest during PM’s visit.

    Protests against PM's visit intensify in Assam: PM program rescheduled
    Security deployment in front of AASU office in Guwahati on Friday

    Samujjal Bhattacharjya, advisor, Northeast Students’ Organisation (NESO) and chief advisor AASU said, “People of Assam will not accept CAA at any cost and such police atrocities. We will oppose it no matter what.”

    In Golaghat, police have allegedly manhandled AASU members while taking out the torchlight rally too.

    Police sources added that a high alert has been sounded especially in the Upper Assam region to thwart any protests during the PM’s visit.

    AASU has also announced to burn the CAA copies when the PM will arrive in the state.

    The PM is slated to attend a function of distributing land pattas to locals in Jeranga Pathar ground in Sivasagar on Saturday. Sources said that due to the possible threat of massive statewide protests on Saturday, the PM’s program timing is likely to be preponed.  

    Meanwhile, multilayered security has been arranged at the function venue too.

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