Guwahati: As Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a gathering in Assam’s Sivasagar, normal life in Tezpur, about 220 km from Modi’s event, came to a stand still on Saturday.
During the 12-hour bandh, the city echoed with protests and slogans against the Prime Minister, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.
Areas like Tezpur depot, Mission Chariali, Beseriya, and Poruwa, among others, witnessed protests by the Sonitpur wing of the All Assam Students’ Union against the Citizenship Amendment Act, 2020. Even several roads were blocked during the protests.
The ‘bandh’ was called by the students’ union after the situation turned tense during a torch rally on Friday evening. Four members of the students’ union, identified as Nayan Gogoi, Parishmita Bora, Dipankar Saikia and Manoj Das, were injured after police resorted to ‘lathi-charge’. Three officials of the police department were also injured in the scuffle.