TEZPUR: Assam Finance Minister on Sunday took a chopper ride for five-kilometre in order to avoid the ongoing protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act, a leading news agency reported.
According to reports, minister Himanta Biswa Sarma had to attend a function at Ghoramari to pay tribute to deceased Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Rajen Borthakur.
However because of the agitation by All Assam Students’ Union against the amended citizenship law and the proposed National Register of Citizens, Sarma could not go reach the venue.
The BJP leader eventually took the chopper to reach the destination.
Samujjal Kumar Bhattacharya, AASU Chief Adviser told that protest and blockade will continue across Assam until the Amendment citizenship law is repealed by the government.
Vociferous protests and violence led to many deaths soon after December 13, which was a Friday, President of India signed the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
In Assam, at least five people lost their life.
Excluding Muslims, the CAA grants citizenship to six persecuted minorities in neighbouring countries Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh which are all Muslim-majority countries.