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  • 10:29 PM IST

    Citizenship Bill Protests LIVE: At a time when the towns of Guwahati, Dispur, and Tezpur are burning amid rising protests over the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019, Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi made an appeal and said, “I would like to request the students, brothers and sisters, protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Bill in Assam to not lose control while registering their protest, and maintain peace in the state.” | Read full story

  • 8:10 PM IST

    Citizenship Bill Protests LIVE: Meanwhile, the suspension of mobile internet services were extended for another 24-hours in Tripura after the 48-hour blockade ended on Thursday afternoon. Internet was also blocked in Meghalaya, while a curfew has been imposed in parts of Shillong rom 10 PM tonight.

  • 8:07 PM IST

    Citizenship Bill Protests LIVE: At least three agitators have died while many others were injured as protests lead to police firing in Guwahati, Assam.

  • 7:40 PM IST

    Citizenship Bill Protests LIVE: Terming the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) as a ‘direct assault’ on India’s secular character, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh today said his government would not allow the legislation to be implemented in his state.

  • 7:13 PM IST

    Citizenship Bill Protests LIVE: Protests over the contentious CAB that was passed in Rajya Sabha yesterday, has shifted to New Delhi as agitators gathered at India Gate raising anti-BJP and anti-government slogans. The protestors are appealing the President not to sign the Bill into a law.

  • 6:17 PM IST

  • 6:16 PM IST

    Citizenship Bill Protests LIVE: Hundreds of people have been stranded at Guwahati airport for hours as protests break into violent clashes with state authorities and security forces on the city streets.

  • 5:13 PM IST

    Citizenship Bill Protests LIVE: The Indian Army’s Assam Rifles took out a peace rally appealing agitators to ‘maintain peace and harmony’ and helping the state administration control the law and order situation that has gone for a toss in the state since the passage of Citizenship Amendment Bill in Parliament.

  • 5:06 PM IST

    Citizenship Bill Protests LIVE: Meanwhile, Indian music artist and singer from Assam, Papon cancelled his Delhi show amid riots and protests over the Citizenship Amendment Bill in the northeastern state. “My home state Assam is burning, crying and under curfew! I won’t be able to entertain you the way I should in my present state of mind,” he said in his apology.

  • 5:01 PM IST

    Citizenship Bill Protests LIVE: Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) headquarters in Guwahati’s Ambari area was attacked by angry protestors. Agitators pelted stones at vehicles parked outside. It must be noted that many BJP and AGP offices were targetted in violent incidents in several parts of the state.

New Delhi: As the situation became tense in northeast states of Assam and Tripura following the passage of the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019 in the Rajya Sabha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to assuage the fire. “I want to assure my brothers and sisters of Assam that they have nothing to worry after the passing of #CAB. I want to assure them- no one can take away your rights, unique identity and beautiful culture. It will continue to flourish and grow,” the PM tweeted amid reports of Army being deployed in Guwahati and several other parts of Assam, apart from Tripura.

 

The PM also tweeted in the Assamese language.