On Wednesday, marks the first day of the Assamese calendar month of Magh, celebrations of Bihu started from Monday night, which marked ‘Uruka’, the last day of ‘Puh’, Assamese month.
Following the ‘Uruka’ night feasting, today morning people started day with lighting the traditional bonfire called “Meji” to offer prayer to the god of fire and seeking blessings for the start of the new year.
From Wednesday, January 16, people of Assam will visit their family members and friends.
However, hundreds of organizations continued showing their protest against the Centre’s move to pass the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the Lok Sabha.
In few places in Assam, protests have also burnt copies of the Bill.
Today, the opposition Congress has also lit an ‘MKehi’ at one of the party office in Dispur area, Guwahati and took an oath to show protest against the Bill. Former Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi also participated in the event.