Protest against CAB intensified in Assam after the police opened fire on protesters. The centre has withdrawn 10 CRPF companies from Jammu Kashmir and spread out in Assam.
After the contentious Citizenship Bill was passed in Parliament and later conceded by the President the situation in Northeast states remains critical. The Guwahati-Shillong Road has turned into a mini-war zone as protesters destroyed shops and buildings, burnt tyres and clashed with security forces.
As per the reports the protesters had turned violent and police had fired bullets and tear gas in Guwahati. The protesters also burnt vechile and government buildings. Thousands of people were on the streets and crowds attacked the office of BJP, Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh, the Asom Gana Parishad, and the houses of the MLAs belonging to the ruling dispensation. BJP legislator Binod Hazarika’s house in Dibrugarh was also set on fire and Batadraba MLA Angoorlata Deka’s house in Morigaon district was damaged in stone-throwing.
The internet services were suspended for 48 hours until Thursday. On December 11 TV had received advisory to avoid broadcasting anti national content, while the protesters only sang Assam’s state song and national anthem together. It appears that flights are also cancelled and train ticket services have also dropped drastically.
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