Assam: PM Modi met with black flags, protests over Citizenship Bill

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All Assam Students Union (AASU) members showed black flags to Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he travelled to Raj Bhavan from the airport after he arrived in Guwahati.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday met with protests from the members of the All Assam Students Union (AASU) ahead of his rally in the state.

AASU members showed black flags to the prime minister as he travelled to Raj Bhavan from the airport after he arrived in Guwahati.

PM Modi is on a two-day visit to the Northeast.

Slogans like ‘Modi go back’, ‘Scrap Citizenship Amendment Bill’, ‘Joi Aai Asom’ (Glory to Mother Assam) were heard from the protestors.

The Citizenship Bill was passed by the Lok Sabha on January 8 and is awaiting approval from the Rajya Sabha. It is being opposed by the majority of the Northeastern states.

The bill seeks to provide Indian citizenship to non-Muslims from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

On Saturday (February 9) morning, activists of Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) also showed black flags to PM Modi in Guwahati while his convoy went to Borjhar Airport from Raj Bhawan on his way to Arunachal Pradesh to inaugurate and lay foundation stones of several projects.

Police detained five youths from Jalukbari area in Guwahati who showed black flags to PM Modi this morning.

Three MPs of the opposition CPI-M in Tripura are also planning to boycott PM Modi’s rally to protest and express solidarity with the movement against the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2016.

In a tweet on Saturday (February 9), PM Modi said, “Yesterday, had requested you all to share pictures of your visits to the Northeast on Instagram using #MagnificentNortheast.”

PM Modi also shared some of the pictures from the Northeast on Instagram.

According to sources in BJP, PM Modi is scheduled to unveil the statue of Tripura’s last ruler Birbikram Kishore Manikya Bahadur at the airport.

He is also scheduled to address a public rally at Swami Vivekananda Maidan and inaugurate a new block of Indian Institute of Information technology (IIIT) at the premises of Tripura Institute of Technology (TIT).

He will also inaugurate a 23-km-long railway track between Garjee in Gomati district and Belonia in South Tripura.

Source: India Today

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