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On Monday, some unknown people hurled petrol bombs at the state headquarters of BJP in Meghalaya on late Sunday night, reports a police official.

No casualties were reported in the attack but the windows of the office chamber of Meghalaya BJP Chief Shibun Lyngdoh were damaged.

The attack amid the protests against the Modi government’s bid to get the controversial 2016 Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, passed in the Parliament.

The Bill objected to amending the 1955 Citizenship Act, to make illegal migrants who are Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs, Parsis, Jains, and Christians from Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and Pakistan eligible for Indian citizenship.

Superintendent of Police (Shillong City) Stephan Rynjah told source, “We were informed that the incident occurred at around 11.20 p.m. and a fire engine douse the flames.”

Today, a team of forensic experts has visited the BJP headquarters to collect samples and took the possession of the CCTV footage, which contains a record of the full incident.

Health & Family Welfare Minister and BJP legislator alexander Laloo Hek have visited the party office, demand for immediate detention of the perpetrators.

Mr. Hek told source that “we don’t know the reason behind this cowardly attack which is totally unacceptable.”

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