Protestors demonstrated black flags to protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill after the arrival of PM Modi in Assam. Seven people have been detained and prohibitory orders have been imposed on them for three months, according to reports.
Seven people have been arrested by Guwahati Police in connection with blag flag protest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Assam on Saturday. According to the reports in a leading daily, the reason for showing black flag to the PM was none other than the ongoing chaos revolving around the Citizenship Amendment Bill, which has already been passed in Lok Sabha of the parliament in January. The Citizenship Bill proposes to grant citizenship to the non-Muslims from the neighboring countries such as Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.
Guwahati Police Commission Deepak Kumar said that prohibitory orders have been imposed on the people detained in the case for three months. The protestors who waved black flags to protest against the Citizenship Bill on Saturday belong to the Assam Jatiyatabadi Yuva Chhatra Parishad (AJYCP) and the powerful All Assam Students Union (AASU). Even on Friday, the day of PM Modi’s arrival in Assam, protestors drove down from Guwahati airport waving black flags.
Meanwhile, PM Modi has gone to Arunachal Pradesh and will be returning to Assam for laying the foundation stone for All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and a six-lane bridge over the mighty river Brahmaputra in Changsari, which is a place on the outskirts of Guwahati, according to the leading daily. PM Modi will also address a rally in the city. Assam and the other states of Northeast have been boiling over the Citizenship Bill since it has been passed in the Lok Sabha leading to various protests and also urging the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), BJP’s coalition partner, to pull out of the government in December last year.