Citizenship (Amendment) Bill protests live: Guwahati remains under siege; curfew, internet outage hit normal

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Citizenship (Amendment) Bill protests live: Guwahati remains under siege; curfew, internet outage hit normal

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TIMES OF INDIA

THE TIMES OF INDIA | Dec 13, 2019, 17:03:16 IST

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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

 

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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

 

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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 

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