A group of agitators vandalised a BJP office as protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 continued in Assam, police said on Friday.
The police said the protestors belonging to Oikya Sena Asom set fire to the effigies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, and also blocked the national highway shouting slogans against the BJP-led NDA government.
Later, the police took the agitators vandalised the office in Palashbari area into custody.
Assam has witness protests since the Union Cabinet on Monday approved the Bill that aims to amend the Citizenship Act, 1955, to make illegal migrants who are Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan eligible for citizenship of India, after a Joint Parliamentary Committee submitted its recommendations to the Lok Sabha.
While the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) has snapped its ties with the BJP over the Bill and it's three ministers resigned, four members of the Central government nominated a high powered committee to implement Clause 6 of Assam Accord have also declined to participate.
On Tuesday, the northeastern states observed a total shutdown in protest.