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CITIZENSHIP AMENDMENT BILL: STUDENTS PROTEST, INTERNET SHUT DOWN

  • 30 students and Left organizations support Neso protest
  • Thousands of students protest in Guwahati, Assam, bus burnt in Dispur, lathi-charge on protesters in Dibrugarh
  • All examinations in Guwahati and Dibrugarh University canceled today
  • Rahul said – Bill is an attack on North East, Shah said – committed to protect the social identity

Rajya Sabha on Wednesday protested against the bill in Assam, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram, Arunachal, and Meghalaya amid debate over the citizenship amendment bill. Thousands of students marched towards the assembly in Assam. The police lathi-charged the students in Dibrugarh. The bus blew up during a performance in Dispur. They ban mobile and internet for 24 hours in 10 districts of Assam. Tripura also has an internet ban. The army has been deployed in Tripura in view of the violent incidents and has been placed on standby in Assam. The North East Student Organization (Neso) is led by 30 students and Left organizations supporting the three-day-long protest.

There is a fear in the North East that the language, culture, and identity of this place will be in danger as soon as it implements the bills. However, Amit Shah has made it clear in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha that they commit the Center to protect the language, culture, and identity of the NorNorth-East states.

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