Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Naseeruddin Shah Among Air Passengers Stranded at Assam Airport Over Citizenship Amendment Bill Protest

Guwahati: Actor Naseeruddin Shah was among a host of air passengers who were stranded for hours at the airports across Assam for hours due to non-availability of public transport following an 11-hour bandh called by various organisations on Tuesday.

A number of students' organisation and political parties called the Northeast 'bandh' to protest the Citizenship Amendment Bill which seeks to provide Indian citizenship to non-Muslims from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

The passengers complained that they faced a lot of difficulty during the bandh period as no taxis, auto rickshaws or buses were available for them to either reach the airports or reach the city after landing.

Transports were available only after the bandh ended at 4 pm.
08/01/19 PTI/News18.com