Despite Curfew, people protest against CAB in Guwahati

Despite curfew, the people in Guwahati were still on the streets on Thursday morning to protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) which was passed by the Parliament on Wednesday.

Guwahati, the epicentre of anti-CAB protests, was placed under indefinite curfew on Wednesday night while the Army was called in at four places and Assam Rifles personnel were deployed in Tripura.

Several trains that start from Assam have been cancelled or rescheduled due to the strong protests.

Internet services have already been suspended in the entire state.

On Wednesday, Anti-CAB protesters descended on the streets of Assam, clashing with police and plunging the state into chaos.

The Congress party has, meanwhile, called for a shutdown in Tripura today.

Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) 2019. The bill was earlier passed in Lok Sabha.

The bill was passed in Rajya Sabha with 125 votes in favor of it, whereas the bill received 105 votes in protest. Earlier the proposal to send the bill to the Select Committee and Proposals for other amendments also fell.

The Shiv Sena walked out of the Rajya Sabha instead of opposing the bill. On the other hand, Congress President Sonia Gandhi, in a statement after the passing of the bill, has described the day as “black day” in the history of the country.