On way to attend Assam Republic Day programmes, Himanta Biswa Sarma and BJP MLA shown black flags by anti-CAA protesters

Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and BJP legislator Angoorlata Deka were shown black flags by anti-CAA protesters at two different locations in the state on Sunday, when they were on their way to attend Republic Day programmes

Press Trust of India January 26, 2020 15:48:51 IST
On way to attend Assam Republic Day programmes, Himanta Biswa Sarma and BJP MLA shown black flags by anti-CAA protesters
  • Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and BJP legislator Angoorlata Deka were shown black flags by anti-CAA protesters at two different locations in the state on Sunday

  • AASU and AJYCP members rushed towards Sarma's convoy in Nagaon and raised 'go back' and 'we do not accept CAA' slogans, while waving black flags at him

  • In Kamrup district, Deka, BJP MLA from Nagaon's Batadrava constituency, was also greeted with protests and black flags by AASU activists

Guwahati: Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Angoorlata Deka were shown black flags by anti-CAA protesters at two different locations in the state on Sunday, when they were on their way to attend Republic Day programmes.

On way to attend Assam Republic Day programmes Himanta Biswa Sarma and BJP MLA shown black flags by antiCAA protesters

Anti-CAA agitators waving back flags. ANI

Sarma, who is also the North-East Democratic Alliance convener, was heading towards Nurul Amin stadium in Nagaon district, when AASU and AJYCP members rushed towards his convoy and raised 'go back' and 'CAA Ami namanu' (we do not accept CAA) slogans, while waving black flags at him.

The agitators were, however, overpowered by police and taken into custody. The minister had, on an earlier occasion, said he "sees white even when black flags are waved".

In Kamrup district, Deka, BJP MLA from Nagaon's Batadrava constituency, was also greeted with protests and black flags by AASU activists, according to reports. The legislator had to make her way through the agitation to the reach the venue.

The Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), enacted last month, had triggered widespread protests across Assam, as people feared that their identity and culture might be at stake if illegal settlers from neighbouring Bangladesh were made legal residents.

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