Slogans like ‘Modi go back’, ‘Scrap Citizenship Amendment Bill’, ‘Joi Aai Asom (Glory to Mother Assam)’ was heard. A massive protest was taken out by royal scion Pradyot Manikya Deb Barman in Tripura’s Dhalai district earlier this week over three Tripura-based tribal leaders being charged under the sedition law for taking part in an agitation against the Citizenship Amendment Bill. They have been accused of shouting anti-India slogans.
PM Modi is on two-day tour to Northeast landed in Guwahati for on Friday evening. PM Modi greeted with black flags and angry activists protesting the controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill.
PM Modi witnessed the protests when he travelled to the Raj Bhavan here, where he will spend the night, from Lokopriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport. PM Modi was also shown black flags and greeted with “Narendra Modi, Go Back” slogans while he was heading to Raj Bhawan from the airport.
Agitations have now intensified across Nagaland and Manipur, with several civil society groups as well as regional parties calling for a boycott of the Prime Minister’s tour of the region. Massive protests are expected in the region on Saturday.