Kokrajhar: The police detected five protesters in Kokrajhar, the heart of BTAD administration in Assam, on Thursday who protested against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB), 2019 and burnt effigies of chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal and health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.
Activists and members of the All Assam Nath Yogi Students’ Union carried out a demonstration along the JD Road near district computer centre in Kokrajhar to protest against CAB and burnt effigies of Sonowal and Sarma.
The protesters staged demonstration and raised slogans demanding early withdrawal of the Bill.
In the meantime, police rushed to the protest venue and detected five persons including the general secretary of the students’ union, Arabinda Nath.
Police doused the burning effigies and dispersed the protesters. They were able to detect the persons who burnt the effigies.
“At least five persons were in Kokrajhar for their involvement in the incident and they have taken under police custody. The protesters have violated Section 144 of the CrPC which has been clamped in the district,” said a senior police officer.
Students’ union leader Nath has demanded immediate withdrawal of the CAB for the integrity of state. He criticised the BJP-led NDA for passing the controversial Bill which is creating chaos and disorder in the state.
CAB was passed in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday evening with 125 votes in favour of the Bill.