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THE TIMES OF INDIA | Dec 13, 2019, 17:03:16 IST
Amid anti-CAB protests across India, students of the Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) University in Delhi clashed with police personnel who interrupted their protest march opposing the Citizenship (Amendment) Act. Meanwhile, in Assam, 26 Indian Army columns have been deployed to support the Central Armed Police Forces. Stay with TOI for all the latest updates:
17:03 (IST), Dec 13
Traffic movement is closed from Sansad Marg towards Tolstoy Marg (both carriageways) due to demonstration: Delhi Traffic Police
16:47 (IST), Dec 13
Can’t support Citizenship (Amendment) Act that sows seeds of divisiveness: MP CM Kamal Nath
After West Bengal, Punjab and Kerala chief ministers having categorically said ‘No’ to implement the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in their respective states, Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath has said that his government will toe the line taken by his party’s central leadership on the issue.
16:46 (IST), Dec 13
All Assam Students’ Union protests against Citizenship (Amendment) Act in Guwahati
All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) along with hundreds of local citizens staged a protest in Guwahati on Friday against the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act. “The CAB will never be accepted by the people of Assam. It will finish the language and the culture of our state. So, everyone has come out to protest against the Act,” a protester told ANI.
16:40 (IST), Dec 13
As advised by Delhi Police, entry & exit at Patel Chowk and Janpath have been closed. Trains will not be halting at these stations: DMRC
16:02 (IST), Dec 13
Worried that CAB protests in Assam may hit supplies, people in Nagaland rush to hoard essential items.
15:47 (IST), Dec 13
26 Indian Army columns have been deployed in Assam to support the Central Armed Police Forces, reports ANI.
15:38 (IST), Dec 13
President giving assent to CAB Bill within days of being passed in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha is very unfortunate: AASU
15:37 (IST), Dec 13
The Supreme Court has registered AASU’s case challenging the amended Citizenship Act on Friday: Samujjal Bhattacharya
15:27 (IST), Dec 13
The Prime Minister asked us to trust him, but we don’t as he didn’t keep his word on illegal immigrants
AASU chief advisor Samujjal Bhattacharya
15:13 (IST), Dec 13
Disappointed with CAB, ‘big danger’ for indigenous people: Bhaichung Bhutia
Former Indian football team captain Bhaichung Bhutia on Friday expressed disappointment with the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), saying it is a “big danger” for the indigenous people. “We are disappointed because Sikkim is not included in writing on the bill like other North-East states like Nagaland, Mizoram, Manipur which are mentioned in the Bill,” said Bhutia
15:07 (IST), Dec 13
Long queues at Guwahati markets as locals rush to stock up essentials
Goods flew off shelves as locals rushed to stock up essential items after shops and markets in Guwahati opened Friday morning amid reports that curfew has been relaxed, which were later dismissed by the authorities. Read full story
15:02 (IST), Dec 13
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, on India, Japan defer Japanese PM Shinzo Abe’s visit to mutually convenient date in near future: It will be a blot on our country
14:59 (IST), Dec 13
Thousands of people from Muslim community, protesting against amended Citizenship Act and proposed NRC, block NH6 at Uluberia in West Bengal’s Howrah district, reports PTI quoting officials
14:38 (IST), Dec 13
Congress leader Jairam Ramesh approaches the Supreme Court, challenging validity of Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019. (ANI)
14:32 (IST), Dec 13
Japan PM puts off visit after unrest in Guwahati
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to India for summit talks with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi has been deferred, India’s foreign ministry said on Friday. Abe was due to arrive in India on December 15 and hold talks with Modi in Guwahati, the main city of the northeastern state of Assam, which has been wracked by protests this week over a divisive new citizenship law.
14:23 (IST), Dec 13
BJP can’t bulldoze states to implement amended Citizenship Act: Mamata Banerjee
Lashing out at the BJP-led central government over the amended Citizenship Act, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said she would not allow its implementation in the state “under any circumstances”.
14:15 (IST), Dec 13
Assam protesters not willing to relent
Roads in Guwahati have virtually become impossible to navigate as street fires set up by people protesting against the contentious amended Citizenship Act turned the city’s sky red. Normal life in the city has been paralysed to the core as protesters are defying curfew and venturing out on the streets. Read full story
13:50 (IST), Dec 13
Two people have died, while many others have been injured. The internet is snapped, trains are stopped and flights are not operating. I have not seen such a situation even at the time of Emergency
Former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi