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According to reports, anti-CAB protests in upper Assam's Dibrugarh town turned violent today. A group of AASU activists ransacked the AGP office in Dibrugarh breaking furniture and computer sets.
In Kokrajhar heart of Bodoland Territorial Area Districts (BTAD), students union carried out a protest demonstration in front of AASU office in Kokrajhar and burnt down the copies of papers of the Citizenship Amendment Bill to mark the strong protest the bill.
Hundreds of students union activists, citizens with placards joined hands in the protest and shouted slogans demanding the immediate cancellation of CAB.
Assistant general secretary of AASU, Nabajyoti Roy strongly condemned the BJP's strategy to implement the controversial Bill which is creating chaos across the state. He added, "Student union will continue its protest against the controversial CAB".
Taking a dig at its former ally, Shiv Sena, accused the BJP government of an invisible partition of Hindus and Muslims. It said that the act will trigger a religious war in the country.
Dhubri MP Badruddin Ajmal said CAB is against Hindu-Muslim unity. They will reject the Bill and not let it pass.
Guwahati is witnessing large scale protest, road blockades and incidents of tyre burning as the bandh called by All Koch Rajbongshi Students' Union (AKRSU), All Assam Chutia Students' Union and All Moran Students' Union is underway on Monday