This Article is From Dec 14, 2019

Citizenship Law Protests Updates: Several Trains Cancelled Amid Protests Over Citizenship Act

Updates on Protests Against Citizenship Act : The administration has relaxed the curfew from 9 am to 4 pm in Assam's Guwahati today.

Citizenship Law Protests Updates: Several Trains Cancelled Amid Protests Over Citizenship Act

The administration has relaxed the curfew from 9 am to 4 pm in Assam's Guwahati today.

The administration has relaxed the curfew from 9 am to 4 pm in Assam's Guwahati today. The curfew was put in place in parts of Assam and Meghalaya to avoid any untoward incident in wake of the violent protests against the citizenship law. 

News agency PTI reported that the protests showed signs of ebbing away in Assam and elsewhere in the northeast. However, parts of neighbouring West Bengal were in throes of violence as agitators vandalised public property and clashed with police.

There were violent protests in Delhi's Jamia Milia Islamia university, while some other activists also took out a peaceful march towards Jantar Mantar.

Here are the Updates on Protests Against Citizenship Act:

Dec 14, 2019 21:46 (IST)
Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal will lead a team to meet PM Modi and Union Home Minister Shah very soon to discuss ongoing protests in state against amended, news agency PTI reports
Dec 14, 2019 19:39 (IST)
Dec 14, 2019 19:21 (IST)
The railway authorities on Saturday cancelled several trains running through Odisha due to protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). In view of massive public agitation at different railway stations including Sankrail, Maurigram, Bankra Nayabaj and Nalpur stations in Howrah-Kharagpur railway section of South Eastern Railway, many trains have been cancelled and controlled at different railway stations, said East Coast Railway (ECoR).

Dec 14, 2019 18:47 (IST)
In Assam, internet services to remain suspended till Monday morning in 10 districts (Lakhimpur, Tinsukia, Dhemaji, Dibrugarh,Charaideo,Sivasagar,Jorhat,Golaghat, Kamrup (Metro) and Kamrup) of Assam, Kumar Sanjay Krishna, Addl Chief Secretary (Home&Political Dept) Assam has been quoted as saying by news agency ANI 
Dec 14, 2019 17:56 (IST)
5 empty trains set on fire in Bengal's Murshidabad district amid protests over Citizenship Act
Dec 14, 2019 14:31 (IST)
Violence in Howrah District
Police used teargas, lathi-charged on protests turned violent on West Bengal's Kona Expressway.  

The expressway, which connects Kolkata to NH 6, has been temporarily closed to avoid any untoward incident.   

15 Buses were set on fire after de-boarding passengers in Howrah.  


Dec 14, 2019 13:57 (IST)
Assam natives protest in Mumbai
People from Assam, living in Mumbai, gathered at the Azad Maidan here on Saturday to protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA).

"The bill has become an act as the parliament has passed it. Assam has a distinct culture. If there is a threat to it, then we will protest against it. Secondly, this act is discriminatory and it will present a threat against the region''s culture. It is clear that the region''s demographics will change," Actor Dipannita Sharma, who was also sitting on protest, told ANI.

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Dec 14, 2019 13:49 (IST)
Internet To Remain Suspended In Assam Till December 16
The internet services will remain suspended in Assam till December 16, news agency PTI reported quoting sources.
Dec 14, 2019 11:16 (IST)
Protests Continue In Bengal, Transport Services Affected
Road and rail blockades continued in different parts of West Bengal on Saturday. Incidents of violence were reported from Murshidabad and North 24 Paraganas districts, and rural Howrah, police said.

The National Highway 34, one of the arterial roads that connect north and south Bengal, was blocked in Murshidabad. Several other roads in the district were also blocked, they said.

In Howarh district's Domjur area, the National Highway 6 was blocked as protester set tyres ablaze and ransacked several vehicles, the police said.


Dec 14, 2019 09:26 (IST)
"Exercise Caution": UK, US Issue Travel Advisories Amid Northeast Violence
As violent protests against the amended Citizenship Act continued in the northeast, the United States and United Kingdom on Friday issued travel advisories asking their citizens to "exercise caution" while travelling to the region for any purpose.

"Demonstrations against the Citizenship Amendment Bill are taking place in some parts of the country. There have been reports of violent protest in Northeast India, especially in Assam and Tripura.

An indefinite curfew has been imposed in Guwahati and mobile internet services have been suspended in 10 districts of Assam," the United Kingdom's advisory read, adding that transport may also be affected in various parts of the region.


Dec 14, 2019 08:44 (IST)
Curfew relaxed from 9 am to 4pm: Police
The curfew has been relaxed in Guwahati between 9 am to 4 pm, PTI reported quoting Police.