Prohibitory orders were imposed in Guwahati city as Prime Minister Narendra Modi was met with angry protests from Anti-Citizenship Bill agitators – upon his arrival in Assam on Friday, 8 February, for a two-day northeast visit, The Times of India reported.
After Modi arrived in Guwahati, members of All Assam Students Union (AASU) shouted slogans over the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill and waved black flags at the PM.
PM Modi, who is on a two-day visit to the Northeast, witnessed the protests when he travelled to the Raj Bhavan, where he will stay the night.
A large number of AASU members were seen waving black flags to the prime minister and shouting slogans as his convoy crossed the Gauhati University and the AASU headquarters on MG Road on Friday.
Members of the Assam-based organisation Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS), too, protested against PM Modi at Adabari and Fancy Bazar areas of the city. KMSS chief Akhil Gogoi told PTI that PM Modi would be shown black flags by 70 organisations that were protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Bill on Saturday, 9 February.