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Bandh against Citizenship Bill hits normal life in Assam, other NE states
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Guwahati, Jan. 8 -- Agitators clashed with the police, gheraoed Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal's house at his native place in Dibrugarh, blocked national highways and damaged vehicles in Assam during an 11-hour "bandh" called by the AASU to protest against the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.
The All Assam Students' Union (AASU) activists clashed with the police when they attempted to ransack a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) office in Dibrugarh, prompting the security forces to resort to lathicharge and fire rubber bullets to disperse the protestors.
Nobody was injured in the incident, the police said.
The AASU has called for a statewide "bandh" and it is being supported by the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), which withdrew suppo...
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