Mumbai: In Northeast India, especially Assam, and Tripura, the general public life has been disturbed by the Citizenship Amendment Bill, following which several foreign countries including the United States and the United Kingdom have issued travel advisories for their citizens, cautioning them “while traveling”.
The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) said in a statement: “Demonstrations against the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) are taking place in parts of the country. There have been reports of violent protests in North East India, especially Assam and Tripura. An indefinite curfew has been imposed in Guwahati (Assam) and mobile Internet services have been suspended in 10 districts of Assam. “
“Transport in different parts of the region may be affected. If you are planning to travel in North East India, monitor the local media for the latest information, follow the instructions of the local authorities and allow more time for travel, if you are advised to, So you should be careful.”
In addition to Britain and the US, France has also issued a travel advisory and suspended air transport, asking its citizens to “stay away” from any gathering.
“Following the vote on the new citizenship law (CAB), general strikes, demonstrations, and scuffles with police took place in several cities of Assam and Tripura. Air transport to Assam has been suspended for the time being. Regularly following this news To do and to collect the records of the Indian authorities, ”it said.
Similarly, Canada has also issued a similar advisory, asking its citizens to exercise caution when traveling to the northeastern states of India. them. “Check with your airline or tour operator to determine if the situation will affect your travel plans,” it said.
On Thursday night, President Ram Nath Kovind signed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 into the Act, triggering mass protests in Assam, mainly in the Northeast, where two people were killed.
The Citizenship (Amendment) Act will grant Indian citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Christians, Zoroastrians, Buddhists, Jains from three neighboring countries, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan who fled their respective countries and were religious on 31 December 2014 in India. Had come Harassment.