Assam protests against BJP’s ‘Immigrant’ remark


Guwahati: Protest erupted in Assam on Wednesday from various organizations demanding an unconditional apology from the Bharatiya Janata Party for referring the people of North east as immigrants and Migrants in their vision Document.

Workers and supporters of Assam Gana Parishad took out protest rallies against the BJP, burning effigies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for calling the north-east people ‘immigrants’. The Party demanded an unconditional apology for hurting the sentiments of the people of the region.

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 Acitivists of the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) took out protest march in the city and staged and blocked the busy Maniram Dewan Road for more than two hours. Led by its leader Akhil Gogoi, the KMSS supporters lay down on the road shouting slogans against BJP’s central leadership.

Hundereds of activists of the National Students’ Union of India staged a demonstration in front of the BJP state headquarters blocking the entry points to the office. Police arrived at the spot and drove away the NSUI supporters.