Mumbai: In a recent development, officials have relaxed the Curfew from 9 am to 4 pm in Assam’s Guwahati.
Curfew was placed in several parts of the Northeast as a precautionary measure in the wake of the violent protests against the passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019.
According to reports, there was no violence in Guwahati, the center of the protests last night. However, Internet services are suspended to prevent the “misuse” of social media that can disturb peace and tranquility.
In particular, violent protests are taking place in the northeastern states as the Parliament has approved the Citizenship (Amendment) Act. Earlier on Thursday, two people were killed in police firing and thousands of people took to the streets and imposed curfew as Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that his government is committed to protecting their rights.
A similar, protest has been witnessed from several parts of the country like Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal as well.
Violence also erupted in the Murshidabad district of West Bengal following which a mob ransacked Beldanga railway station and set fire to an officer’s cabin. The protesters also vandalized the ticket counter before setting the fire. They blocked the track, disrupting the movement of the train between Lalgola and Krishnanagar.
Violence also broke out in West Bengal’s Murshidabad district after which a mob vandalized Beldanga railway station and torched an official’s cabin. The protesters also ransacked the ticket counter before setting it on fire. They also blockaded the track, disrupting train movement between Lalgola and Krishnanagar.
While Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar appealed for peace and asked people to believe in the rule of law, on the other hand, the BJP blamed Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and accused them of spreading chaos through her statements opposing the Citizenship Act charged up.
As per the Act, members of Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian communities who have come from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan till December 31, 2014, and facing religious persecution will be given Indian citizenship.