Assam Shutdown: Protesters Try To Obstruct Trains Over Citizenship Bill | Read

PUBLISHED ON: October 23, 2018 | Duration: 0 min, 44 sec

  
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Protesters tried to put up blockades on railway tracks this morning in order to disrupt train services across Assam, as part of the 12-hour state-wide 'bandh' or shutdown called by 46 organisations protesting against the Citizenship Bill. Police officials said that the demonstrators, who were trying to prevent train movement by sitting on tracks, were being evicted. Demonstrators also burnt tyres on roads at various places across the state, the police said. Police escorts were provided to public transport vehicles to ensure transport services functioned normally during the 'bandh' or shutdown.
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